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How Quickly Do Washington DC Firefighters Respond?

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

A home is shown engulfed in flames We'll never be as fast as the fire department, but SERVPRO of Washington DC has technicians ready to respond 24 hours a day (202) 737-8776

Washington DC Firefighters Responding To Your Home In 5 Minutes And 20 Seconds Or Less

If you live in Washington DC how quickly can you expect firefighters to respond if you have an emergency?

According to a recent performance report from the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, they'll get to you pretty fast. In 2020, 96.6% percent of the time it less than 5 minutes and 20 seconds for a first responding engine to arrive to a structure fire in Washington DC.

Your going to need quick response after the fire as well


SERVPRO of Washington DC provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to responding immediately to your home and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.


Following a fire, wall surface areas can be harmed by soot. Non-water based cleaners need to be used to remove soot from walls. These kinds of chemicals should be handled by a specialist due to the fumes and toxicity. Water-based cleaning items can cause spots to bleed into plaster walls which is why a trained specialist should be left to deal with these chemicals.


Because of the convection pattern that flames typically form during ignition, smoky residue saturates every opening. The soot constructs up in layers that may end up being solidified and tough to eliminate which is another reason to leave the cleaning to a specialist. When the cleaning teams do arrive, they promptly different salvageable items from charred debris, taking the things creating the strongest odors out for cleaning.

Most importantly, a restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in. If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later. To an untrained eye they might believe the issue has been fixed, but instead they experience the remaining impacts of indoor air pollution for months.


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.


SERVPRO of Washington DC has technicians that are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition. If you have fire damage, call today (202) 737-8776.

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