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Residential Fire Restoration for Fort Lee Surfaces

1/8/2024 (Permalink)

smoke and soot poster from SERVPRO When your Fort Lee home is covered in soot following a house fire--Call SERVPRO! We're HERE TO HELP®

SERVPRO® Fire Cleanup Removes Soot Deposits and Smoke Stains

In the aftermath of fire damage, Fort Lee homeowners may feel overwhelmed by the stains and odors left behind by smoke and soot. Consumer-grade cleaners may prove insufficient for cleaning up fire damage and, in some cases, can unintentionally spread it. Professional assistance can go a long way toward efficiently mitigating damage while preventing potential secondary damages.

Certified SERVPRO professionals can perform fire restoration for Fort Lee homes, which includes soot cleanup and removing water damage from fire suppression. SERVPRO technicians handle water and fire damage, as well as mold remediation and restoration services, all to provide a comprehensive service that does more than dry excess moisture and remove smoke stains from surfaces.

The Challenges of Soot Cleanup

Smoke damage can prove difficult to clean for a variety of reasons:

  • The type of burnt material present on the property.
  • Whether the smoke was ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ based on what burned.
  • Whether the smoke damage mingled with moisture, particularly on metal surfaces.
  • The location of the smoke damage.

Cleaning up a kitchen grease fire requires different solutions than an electrical fire or a fireplace flare-up. This process becomes delicate once water damage is involved because soot becomes acidic and can corrode metals when exposed to moisture.

SERVPRO Fire Cleanup for Home Surfaces

Restoration technicians at SERVPRO use a diverse array of solutions for fire damage residues, including:

  • Dry cleaning sponges, wet cleaning solutions, and immersion cleaning options
  • Negative air pressure and containment to easily vacuum dry soot particles
  • Enzyme digesters for tackling protein residues from cooking fires
  • Hydroxyl generators for odor control on porous surfaces
  • HVAC cleaning tools to pull soot out of ventilation systems

In cases where water damage is present after a fire, SERVPRO handles water damage before performing fire cleanup services.

SERVPRO of Fort Lee is Here to Help® and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Residents can call (201) 496-6024 for rapid-response mitigation and build-back services.

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