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SERVPRO Saves Jamaica Plain Homes from Fire Damage

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Cleaning Walls and Ceilings After Fire Damage in Jamaica Plain Homes 

Walls and ceilings are the most affected components after fire damage to your Jamaica Plain home. SERVPRO techs use various cleaning methods to clean the smoke and soot residue to prevent any lasting damage. 

Before deciding on a cleaning method, SERVPRO techs pretest walls and ceilings for cleanability after fire damage to your Jamaica Plain home. Some factors that affect the choice of the cleaning method include:

  • Type of smoke and soot residue
  • The type of surface
  • Whether the finish on the surface is wet or dry cleanable

Cleaning Methods for House Fire Cleanup

SERVPRO techs use three methods to clean smoke and soot residues from walls and ceilings after smoke damage to your Jamaica Plain home:

  • Dry cleaning: SERVPRO techs use a dry-cleaning sponge to clean all types of ceilings covered in light-to-medium, non-greasy soot. The method is unsuitable if the residue is too heavy or the surface is porous. In most cases, the dry-cleaning sponge is used to pre-clean the surfaces before wet cleaning. 
  • Wet cleaning is the method of choice to clean surfaces with heavy dry ash, soot residue, or light-to-heavy oil-based residues. SERVPRO techs use several cleaning agents, both water-based and solvent-based cleaning agents to dislodge soils from walls and ceilings. 
  • Peroxide active cleaning: It is a method of choice to clean acoustical ceilings and other porous surfaces. SERVPRO techs use this method when heavy, oily soot residue is present after fire damage. The cleaning agent used in this process is a stabilized hydrogen peroxide solution that releases oxygen and oxidizes the smoke and soot residue. 

If you need help with fire restoration of your home, call SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury at (617) 466-6909.

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