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The Importance of Professional Cleaning After Fire Damage

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, it is prudent to know the right steps to take if your property suffers a fire damage incident. Different types of fires require different restoration measures, and as a result, it’s a good idea to contact licensed service providers to mitigate further damage. Remediation professionals who are IICRC certified and use relevant tools and procedures to restore your contents are the best way to ensure the job is done right.

Types of fire damage that can occur 

There are different levels of fire damages that any resident is likely to experience – minimal (limited to one small area), substantial, and major fire damage. Each is associated with varying amounts of smoke residues, affects different areas, and the severity of the disaster differs. While wet or dry cleaning can be enough to restore minor fire damages, extensive procedures may be required when restoring specific fire disasters. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your property to determine the extent of the damage before conducting appropriate restoration procedures. Within these types of fires, technicians will also take into consideration what kinds of materials burn, such as plastics, wood, etc. to determine the best course of action.

The remediation approach

Cleaning is one of the procedures that may be recommended if the fire did not result in a complete loss of property. Before this procedure can start, it is essential to know the kind of residues, the surface they are resting on, and how to find, remove and dispose of them. After pretesting and inspecting the residues, a technician can choose the right restoration method to use and will advise the homeowners of their approach.

After our SERVPRO technicians have identified the residues, they capture and remove them using specialized techniques such as vacuuming and dissolving. When a fire burns, it gives off smoke residues that attach to the surrounding surfaces. When these residues, also known as soot, are loosely attached to an area, removing them using vacuuming may be an option. Before performing vacuuming, our qualified technicians always ensure the area is dry to get the best results possible.

When the residues are rigidly attached to the surface, such as a stickier residue, dissolving them may be necessary to get the best results. SERVPRO technicians use cleaning products to dissolve the particles and then flush, rinse and dry the area once it is clean. After the cleaning process, SERVPRO technicians follow the local requirements to dispose of the particles appropriately.

Call SERVPRO if you suffer fire damage

SERVPRO of East Phoenix has several options to mitigate mold, fire, storm, and water damage disasters. With effective equipment and a team of experienced professionals, we can address every phase of fire recovery for your property. Call us at (602) 507-6163 to be served by a proven industry leader in damage restoration.

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