The charred remnants of what once was a wall. Kitchen countertops covered with filthy soot. The acrid, lingering stench of smoke where you used to eat or sleep. These are just a few of the disheartening reminders after a fire disaster in your Mankato, MN, home. Don’t dwell on the problem, but focus on the solution. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca as soon as the fire department leaves so we can do what we do best – complete fire damage repair and restoration.
Unfortunately, this type of fire disaster is the most common, according to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal. The dollar amount for residential fire disasters in the state, over $130 million, is roughly ten times that of the next category. Residential fire disasters make up 77 percent of all structure fires in Minnesota, far higher than commercial or industrial fires. That sends a clear message that there are fire risks in the home – from electrical risks and heating units to the constant threats from open flames and, the greatest cause of fire disasters, cooking fires. The best way to prevent home and apartment fires is to:
- Avoid open flames if possible, but observe all safeguards and caution when using gas flames and stovetops, fireplaces, and wood burning devices
- Install smoke alarms and test them regularly
- Install a regularly tested, appropriate type fire extinguisher in every room
- Test your sprinkler system. If you don’t have one, seriously consider installing one. They save lives and structures. There was a home saved by a sprinkler system in Mankato just a year ago
If fire strikes your home in Mankato, you can depend on ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca for full fire damage restoration including water removal, debris removal, clean up, smoke damage restoration, full structure restoration, content pack out and restoration, and full deodorization. That includes furniture, appliances, antiques and art, as well as upholstery restoration and document and photograph restoration.
Be safe in your home, and take the proper precautions to prevent residential fire disasters. If you need fire restoration, call ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca at (507) 931-6730.
The problem with fire and smoke damage is that it never seems to end. Fire damage, evidenced by the actual charred remains of a room, is obvious enough, but what about heat damage to machinery or electronics? And what about the damage caused by smoke and soot? Smoke can permeate almost every porous object such as fabrics, carpets, and textiles and seep into spaces and under doors to leave dusty or greasy residue on the contents of your cupboards and closets. If fire and smoke damage strike your home in Waseca, MN, it’s important to hire the right company to perform a full assessment of the damage and deal with it properly. That’s where ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca comes in.
Contact us as soon as the fire department leaves the scene. We should be the third call you make, after 911 and your insurance company. We will take care of any water removal, should the firefighters have used hoses to put out the blaze. We’ll also take care of debris removal, including any elements too impacted by fire damage to be salvageable. We’ll work with your insurance company and any contractors necessary to repair structural damage, after properly boarding up the home to keep it secure during the restoration process.
Our trained staff will carefully box up and pack out the contents of your home in the rooms that will be restored so they won’t be damaged or in the way. We will also remove any items to be restored to a safe environment. That content restoration can include furniture, antiques, art, photos, window treatments, appliances, electronic equipment, and computers—virtually anything of value to you that can be restored rather than replaced. We can even restore paper documents.
What happens next is a simultaneous effort of fire and smoke damage restoration, both in the house and at the off-site location. When it’s all finished, your belongings are returned to their proper places and the fully restored home is ready for your walk-through inspection. What you see should be good or better than how things looked before the fire disaster. A comprehensive approach to disaster restoration offers the best results. In Waseca, MN, let ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca be your best choice for disaster restoration. Call us at (507) 931-6730.