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The Difference Between Major and Minor Fire Damage in Everett

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

A black toy house with a heart and a flame on the roof. Fire damage is hard to wrap your mind around. Call SERVPRO of South Everett for assistance right away.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration to Everett Homes No Matter the Size of the Fire

A fire is devastating no matter what size it is, but whether it is considered a major or minor fire gets determined by the structural damage. Depending on how extensive the fire is, different restoration methods get used.

The Three Levels of Fire Damage

SERVPRO’s fire and smoke restoration techs (FSRT) provide fast emergency mitigation whenever there is a need for fire damage restoration in Everett. The cleaning and restoration plan gets dictated by the level of damage. The categories include:

  • Minor Fire Damage – The smoke residue is contained to smaller areas. The residue is light to moderate. Ceilings and walls may need repainting. Very few items need replacing.
  • Medium Fire Damage – Smoke damage is more extensive throughout the home. The residue is heavier. Furniture may need to be replaced, and wood surfaces need refinishing. Foul odors linger.
  •   Major Fire Damage – Structural elements such as support beams and interior walls need to be replaced. The odor is overwhelming, and smoke and soot residue are widespread. The residence is typically boarded up, and contents moved to our cleaning warehouses.

Understanding the damage you have can help you understand our fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. If you need help with a house fire cleanup, contact SERVPRO of South Everett at (425) 367-4484.

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