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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Heat Lamps and Smoke- Soot Damage

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Ceiling with soot webs Soot Removal Should be Done by Professionals!

I sometimes like to share about fires I have been out on. Today I take you on a journey of a fire job that includes a turtle.

It was a Monday when the call came in. It came directly from one of my property management friends. Went something like this, " Hey Jenn, one of my rentals had a fire over the weekend. The tenant spent the last day and a half trying to clean it.' The thought that went through my head was "Oh No, she just created more damage, as the golden rule in a fire is to leave the cleaning to the professionals." I respond and go out and meet with property manager, homeowner and tenant.

The fire started in the dining room. Turns out that the tenant was given a pet turtle that previous Friday. The turtle came in a plastic storage container with a heat lamp. The tenant also had a withstanding camping trip for the weekend. Need I say more? 

Turns out the turtle didn't make it through the weekend as the heat lamp melted down the plastic container leaving a soot/smoke filled house for the tenant to come home to.

Fortunately, there was not a massive fire. We were able to clean and restore the property to its preloss condition. 

Have a fire? Call the pros at SERVPRO of Benton & Linn Counties. 

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