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Our Experts Discuss Steps To Handling Fire Damage In An Ormond Beach Hospital

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

We can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

Steps To Handling Commercial Fire Damage In An Ormond Beach Hospital

There has been a decline in the frequency of fire incidents in hospitals because of improvements in electrical wiring, hospital construction, and better control of flammable gases. Hospitals also train their staff to handle fire emergencies by using fire extinguishing equipment and overseeing evacuations. However, fires are serious when they happen in hospitals. Items like hospital gowns, towels, and rags catch fire easily.

Some patients may not move and get out of the path of a fire quickly. When an Ormond Beach hospital has commercial fire damage, it is crucial to take steps to prevent further destruction to the structures and contents. SERVPRO has the right equipment and technicians to handle fire damage problems in any health care facility.

With vital documents like patient records, X-rays, and expensive diagnostic equipment, among other things at risk, it is critical for restorers to handle and restore the facility with the utmost care. After a fire, smoke and soot may enter the air ventilation system of a hospital, resulting in smoke damage to areas far from the actual fire like patient’s rooms and administrative facilities. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can circulate air throughout the affected areas to remove soot and smoke odor. We can open doors, windows, and use fans to move air throughout the air.

The fire-damaged areas may be messy with soot, debris, and dirt mixed with the water used to extinguish the fire. Water damage can cause further issues like mold growth. We can remove the water in the damaged zone using portable pumps. We can also use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry the areas. Our technicians can also check for hidden moisture using equipment like:

    •    Thermo hygrometers
    •    Infrared cameras
    •    Moisture sensors
    •    Moisture meters

Our technicians can clean the floors, walls, and ceilings using specialized cleaning products, techniques, and products to remove soot and stains. We apply cleaning agents to affected surfaces and agitate them to penetrate and loosen soils. We remove the soils once the cleaning agent holds them in suspension and dissolves them. Our restorers also use cleaning solutions to remove soils. We can then remove the remaining moisture or water and leftover soils from the materials.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also clean and sanitize restorable items. Smoke and other scents may also linger in a hospital, diminishing the comfort levels of staff and patients. Our team can remove the bad odors using air scrubbing devices with deodorizers. Air scrubbers draw dirty indoor air through a series of filters to capture scents, gases, and particles and then exhaust clean air back into the environment.

Fire damage in a hospital can curtail the ability of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers to care for patients. Call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 when in need of fire restoration services in Daytona Beach, Ormond By The Sea and Holly Hill. We can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

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