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Mitigating Fire Damage in West Roxbury Homes Needs Pros Like SERVPRO

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

Fire Flames Call your local professionals at SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Fire Damage Restoration to West Roxbury Homes

After fire damage to your west Roxbury home, smoke and soot residues can cause extensive damage if not removed promptly. SERVPRO techs inspect and test smoke residues to evaluate the extent of damages and determine what cleaning services are needed for restoration. 

Once the SERVPRO techs determine the type of smoke and soot residue present, they create a strategy for restoring fire damage to your West Roxbury home. Techs use air and fluids to release the soils from the surfaces and carry them away. Using the right cleaning agent is essential to ensure that the soils are removed without causing additional surface damage.

Capturing and Removing Smoke Residue from Fire Damaged Homes 

Various types of smoke and soot residues exist in a fire-damaged home. While some residues are light and dry, others can be oily and sticky. SERVPRO techs use different cleaning agents depending on the nature of the soot particles.  

The two ways SERVPRO techs capture and remove smoke residue are:

  • Vacuuming is a technique restorers use when the smoke particles are dry and attached loosely to the surface. If wet cleaning agents are used, these particles can absorb into the surfaces, making them more challenging to remove. 
  • Dissolving: If the residues are not loose particles that can be vacuumed, they must be dissolved into appropriate solvents. Dissolving the residues can loosen the bonds between the particles and the surfaces, making them easy to remove. The three steps of dissolving the residues are:
  • Washing- Techs apply a cleaning agent to the surface and agitate it to penetrate and loosen the soil.
  • Rinsing- Once the soils are dissolved or suspended in the cleaning agent, rinsing removes them from surfaces.  
  • Drying- The remaining moisture from the cleaning agent is removed. 

Call SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury at (617) 466-6909.

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