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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Restore or Replace?

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

Ceramic dishes with soot on them There are many things that can be restored after a property fire!

Fires can result in a variety of damages:  damage to structure and contents from the flames, soot staining throughout the property, smoke odor, and even water damages incurred during the extinguishing of the blaze.  Understanding the types of materials that can be remediated and restored, versus those that should be discarded and replaced after a fire has occurred at your home or business, can help you to make better decisions moving forward after this type of disaster strikes.


Items that are more likely to be able to be restored after a fire include:

  • Items made of glass, ceramic, or porcelain
  • Hardwood items, such as dressers or bureaus
  • Metal, including flatware
  • Certain fabrics, when cleaned appropriately to reduce the possibility of smoke odor setting in
  • If done with specialized techniques and by professionals, such as SERVPRO of Bay County, electronics and paper documents can be restored if not directly affected by flame


Items that should be discarded after a fire include:

  • Food, including fresh, frozen, and canned items that have been exposed to heat or smoke
  • Medications
  • Fabrics, electronics, or paper goods that are directly affected by flame
  • Cosmetics

Here to help you restore your property, and your life, after fire damage strikes, SERVPRO of Bay County offers 24/7/365 emergency service throughout Panama City, Panama City Beach, and surrounding communities.  To learn more about our service lines, request assistance, or for any other questions, please give us a call: 850-785-1077.  SERVPRO of Bay County: “We’re faster to any size disaster!”

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