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How Can Pet Supplies Be Protected From Water Damage?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

Pets & supplies No matter when you make the call, SERVPRO has technicians who can assist you.

East Brunswick Homeowners Want To Protect Pet Beds and Food From Water Damage.

Pet owners living in East Brunswick know that our furry and feathered friends are like part of the family. Our pets bring joy and laughter into our lives – and they also take money, care, and commitment. It is natural to want to do the best by them while also being conscious of your budget. Pet care is not cheap!

Unfortunately, pet supplies are susceptible to water damage in East Brunswick, just like any other household items. Water damage can occur due to bad weather or rain seeping through the cracks in a windowpane, or underneath an ill-fitting door. Water damage can also happen because of a plumbing problem, a leaking appliance, or a sloping garden that lets water run towards your property.

Replacing pet supplies can be costly, so it is better to protect them if you can.

Which pet supplies are susceptible to water damage?

Water can quickly soak into:

  • Large pet beds, such as for a dog
  • Soft bedding materials for hamsters and gerbils
  • Pet toys for animals and birds of all kinds
  • Bags of pet food or treats
  • Blankets, favorite cushions, or outdoor coats

More durable materials such as metal cages or wooden scratching posts are also in danger from water damage. Metal can rust if not properly dried, and wooden items can swell and warp.

Is there anything I can do to protect my pet supplies?

SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows knows that preventing damage is essential. We are there for you whenever an incident occurs, but if you can avoid a disaster, that is even better.

Easy ways to protect your pet supplies include:

  • Transferring food into watertight containers and keeping toys in containers when not in use
  • Storing bedding, blankets, and dog beds in a dry area of your home, away from water sources
  • Keeping pet supplies on raised shelves where possible
  • Be mindful of water damage risks – keep your appliances in good order and ensure your garden has adequate drainage
  • Deal with a problem as soon as they arise – do not ignore that leaky window or dripping faucet, but take action as soon as you notice something is amiss

What about medicine and documentation?

When water-proofing your pet supplies, do not forget about any medications your pets are on, and documentation such as vet papers, insurance, or microchip records. 

Store medications in a dry place out of the way of potential water hazards. You can invest in a watertight box. Keep papers in a watertight storage box too – and ensure you keep an electronic backup of all vital paperwork.

What should I do if water damage occurs?

Call SERVPRO at the first sign of trouble. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and no job is too big or too small. We understand how tempting it is to begin cleanup yourself, but it is better to wait until our team arrives. We equip our people with all the training and tools they need to remediate water damage.

What can SERVPRO do to help?

Whether you are dealing with a leaking dishwasher, a burst pipe, or water seeping under a door, our team will assess the situation and decide an appropriate course of action. We discuss everything with you, so you are always in the loop.

Once the extent of water damage has been assessed, the first step is to mop up or pump out any standing water. For small leaks, a wand extractor and absorbent cloth might do the trick, but we have powerful free-standing and truck-mounted extractors on hand for more massive leaks. We also have rotary extractors in case there is water soaking into your carpet.

Our team will let you know what we can salvage and what must be replaced. We always aim to save items rather than toss them. We have many different cleaning methods at our disposal, including submersion cleaning, dry cleaning, and spot cleaning. 

We use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry over, under, and around waterlogged toys and beds. We also dry out carpets, baseboards, and anywhere else that has water damage. We use various tools, including moisture probes, moisture meters, and thermo-hygrometers, to monitor drying progress. SERVPRO technicians know that thorough drying is key to eliminating damp smells and preventing fungal growth, which is why drying is an essential part of our water remediation process.

We may also be able to use vacuum freeze-drying to rescue water-damaged papers.

The last stage is the deodorization. No-one wants their pet supplies smelling damp, so we use air scrubbers and spot cleaning to eliminate leftover smells.

What happens after SERVPRO leaves?

We want you and your pets to be happy. A week after our visit, one of our team managers will get in touch to make sure you are satisfied and answer any questions.

If you need help with water damage, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

Are Landlords Responsible for Mold Issues in a East Brunswick Property?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

mold on the wall If your tenants report microbial growth issues, respond quickly to limit losses.

Landlords are Responsible for Structural Mold Issues in their Properties. SERVPRO is a Commercial Mold Damage Remediator in East Brunswick that Specializes in Leased Properties.

What should I do if a tenant reports a mold issue?

It is not uncommon for microbial growth issues to occur in East Brunswick properties. If a tenant reports mold issues in a property they are renting, there may be a liability on the landlord to remedy them. In older buildings, mold issues can frequently occur due to deteriorating insulation, draughts, or other structural problems. Sometimes a mold issue that appears on walls is emblematic of a much deeper concern, which should be investigated immediately. SERVPRO technicians can help landlords overcome these issues by performing responsible assessments and cleaning up mold in leased properties.

Why does mold only appear at certain times of the year?

You may find that reports of mold damage in your East Brunswick tenements only occurs during certain times of the year. Mold requires a specific set of conditions to thrive. These conditions include temperature, food supply, as well as water. Seasonal conditions can result in the ideal conditions for mold growth, especially if there are structural deficiencies in the building, such as cavities for rainwater to enter. SERVPRO technicians work hard to repair the source of mold growth, as well as the outcomes. By doing so, we can help to reduce the likelihood of recurring issues in your tenement buildings.

Critical steps for preventing mold growth in your business?

- Annual maintenance of the property and inspection of potential growth areas like damp spots
- Controlling humidity in the park and ensuring it remains below 60 grains (of moisture) per pound (GPP)
- Speedy intervention once microbial issues are suspected

If your tenants report microbial growth issues, respond quickly to limit losses. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

What Services Clean up Excess Water for Residential Properties?

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after water damage occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO is a Residential Water Removal Specialist for the East Brunswick Area. 

Is water removal complex?

Getting large quantities of water out of residential property in East Brunswick requires complex equipment. When large bodies of water enter your home, it is essential to take into account efficiency and time-span for removal. Generally, the longer water resides inside a property, the more damage it can cause. While ventilation and natural processes may eventually dry a property, the damage that can occur during that time from exposure to moisture can be an expensive additional cost. Most insurers require appropriate action from policyholders to ensure that losses are kept to a minimum. Using a professional company with nationally recognized qualifications can ensure that initial water issues are dealt with appropriately before they get out of control. Typical examples of untreated water issues may include mold issues, water migration, or degradation of water.

Are microbes in water dangerous to a home environment?

All water contains microbes. However, most homeowners in East Brunswick use a professional water removal company  to prevent uncontrolled microbial growth. Microbial growth can occur in as little as seventy-two hours, which can lead to the buildup of unpleasant bacteria, fungi, and viruses in your home. We can act quickly to reduce microbial buildup by performing efficient water removal and drying in your home. By pumping out large quantities of water and removing any residual moisture using extractors, we can control microbial growth. Additionally, SERVPRO technicians are trained to set up proper drying controls in the affected area to ensure a reduction in humidity levels and damp spots around the home. 

What can water migration affect in a home environment?

- Humidity levels 

- Cavities between floorboards or inner walls

- Subfloor and ceilings

Removing water from your home is essential to getting your home back to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

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How Do Professional Fire Damage Restorers Clean Different Kinds of Fire Residues and Deal with Charring in Plainsboro?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Texture of fire on a black background Advanced training in the characteristics of soots and the science behind their efficient removal set SERVPRO apart from ordinary cleaning teams.

One Size Does Not Fit All Circumstances for Fire Damage Cleanup in Plainsboro -- Let the Experts at SERVPRO Assess the Damage and Residues and Match Them to the Most Effective and Best Practices Solutions

If a Plainsboro business owner has not faced a household fire's aftermath, the challenges of cleaning away the smoke, soot, and charring can be daunting. Even if you pride yourself on keeping an immaculate business and you and your cleaning crew are willing to take on do-it-yourself projects, fire damage residues are notoriously tricky to loosen and remove. Following conventional cleaning procedures often makes things worse, which adds considerable stress to your management of an already trying situation.

What Can a Restoration Company Do About Charring?

Depending on how intense the flames and heat became during the fire, damage in your Plainsboro commercial building can include visible charring. Professional handling from a full-spectrum restoration company changes the lens through which loss is viewed. Although your first impulse might be to arrange for the tear-out and replacement of the building materials that seem badly burned, a professional restorer's assessment can reveal a different, less expensive, and disruptive path. Examples of what the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians on our work crews substitute for demo include:

Cleaning with products and tools matched to the type of residue (if we clear away the soot, the damage can be more accurately assessed and might need only minor touches to return to preloss condition)

Testing of the durability of the surface for more aggressive cleaning -- if it "passes," we consider:
    •    Scraping off charred materials
    •    Brushing off charred materials
    •    Sanding off charred materials
    •    Using proprietary cleaning creams with integrated abrasives or "grit" that removes the layers of burned materials

What If Building Materials Are Too Charred for Restoration?

SERVPRO's general contractor's license offers options a mere cleaning operation would not have available. If the flames and heat cause damage so severe that the structures involved are weakened, it might not be safe to insist on a restoration-only approach. Our construction crews can help with the assessment of the damage and provide consultation on the more efficacious ways to proceed. A partial or total rebuilding of the affected structural components can be made a phase of the overall fire damage recovery agenda.

What Are Best Practices for Cleaning of the Remaining Soiled Surfaces?

The project manager reviews the characteristics of the residues on surfaces throughout the entire commercial space. It is essential not to miss inspecting an area of the property even if it is far from the original fire because the smoke and soot drift on air currents and through the HVAC system to invade all spaces.

Dry Soot

Generated when wood and paper burn hot, the residues are ashy and adhere lightly to surfaces. Cleaning methods include dry sponging, feather dusting, vacuuming with HEPA-filtered equipment, use of compressed air, and avoidance of wet cleaning solutions or cleaning tools to minimize smearing.

Wet Soot

When plastics, damp textiles, rubber, and other materials like electrical cords and wiring burn slowly or smolder, a thick, sticky soot deposits. Our team tests cleaners and then settles on the ones that help break the bond between the surfaces and the soot. Water-based soiling is matched with water-based cleaners; oil-based soiling is matched with oil-based cleaners or detergents that bridge the gap.

Protein-Based Soot

Kitchen fires produce a unique type of residue that adheres tenaciously, smells horrible, and is challenging to remove. The residue is actually the dehydrated remains of foods, grease, and oils. To eradicate it from surfaces, we consider the use of solvents and abrasive tools and agents. The malodors might require the use of advanced technologies that attack the smells on a molecular level, pairing with the odor-bearing particles or chemically altering them to neutralize the odor. These technologies include:

    •    Thermal fogging -- recreating the conditions of the fire, and combusting deodorants to pair with the odiferous bits
    •    Hydroxyl generation -- producing hydroxyls with UV rays that seek out the residues and alter their chemical composition
    •    Ozone machines -- using the process of oxidation to remove smells
    •    Enzymatic cleaners -- digesting the offending residues

Advanced training in the characteristics of soots and the science behind their efficient removal set SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows apart from ordinary cleaning teams. Call us at  (732) 432-9800 to set up an assessment at your business property and get the project going.

My Plainsboro Home Has Been Impacted By Coastal Flooding – What Can I Do?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 for expert flood damage service.

Coastal Homeowners in Plainsboro Can Turn to the Professionals at SERVPRO for Recovery from Floodwaters

Coastal flooding is on the rise in many shoreline communities. The area of Plainsboro and South River, NJ, has experienced an increase of 12” in sea levels over the past century. Storm surges and high tides have a new starting point with these higher levels. This means an increase in the severity and frequency of flooding.

My Home Was Flooded – What Do I Do?

If your residence is at risk from flooding, always put safety first. Obey evacuation orders and never go back into your home until you know it is safe. Flood damage in Plainsboro needs to be handled by professionals who understand the hazards of floodwaters. There are serious health risks from all the waste, dirt, and debris in the water. As a homeowner, this is not something you want to take upon yourself to handle. Take these steps if your home was devastated by storm damage:

    •    Locate a safe place for your family to stay.
    •    Contact your insurance immediately.
    •    Call SERVPRO right away.
    •    Do not try to salvage items.

What Does SERVPRO Do?

Our trained technicians understand the importance of emergency mitigation fast. We arrive as quickly as possible and start right away, taking action. The longer the flood damage is left untreated, the more extensive the damage. The main concern with flooding is black water, which is full of hazardous contaminants. Our techs have the proper experience, expertise, and resources to deal with a catastrophe such as this. They begin by spraying an EPA registered disinfectant on all affected areas. The work progresses from there until your home gets restored to preloss condition.

Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 for expert flood damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Can I Get Rid of Water in My House?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" After your home suffers water damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Provides Excellent Water Removal for Properties in Plainsboro.

You are cleaning dishes at the kitchen sink in your Plainsboro home when you receive an urgent call. You rush out of the house to go help your friend, forgetting to turn off the kitchen sink faucet. When you come back 4 hours later, your house is flooded with water from the kitchen to the living room and everywhere.

Is there anything water removal experts can do to help?

Yes, our SERVPRO professionals can restore your house in Plainsboro from any water damage situation. For a long time in history, our technicians have provided homes with the best water mitigation solutions. You will be surprised to see the great teamwork displayed by the dedicated professionals.

How long can the experts take to finish the job?

Once we receive your call, our competent personnel promptly respond to mitigate the water damage as fast as possible. However, the time they take is determined by the extent of the water damage caused. Generally, the following steps are involved to ensure quality service.

  • Assessment of the water damage situation
  • Contract agreement
  • Commencement of water extraction

Our friendly team ensures that you go through a difficult situation like it never happened. SERVPRO has some of the best equipment for water removal. From handling single water damaged rooms to corporate enterprises, families know we are with them all the time.

What exactly do the specialists do to ensure complete water removal?

Several things may happen when water damage attacks your home. Some water may seep into cracks on floors and walls. Other items, such as carpets in the house, may absorb considerable moisture. Using different pieces of equipment, the crew members meticulously search for any traces of water and leave your house as dry and clean as possible.

Are you desperately trying to remove water from your house?

There's no need to struggle in vain. Our team has got all it takes to handle the problem and make it look like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of East Brunswick Princeton offers rapid water extraction services around the clock. Our professionals ensure quick restoration of homes from any water disaster. Call us at (732) 432-9800 24/7 for excellent and affordable water removal.

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Who Can Remove Water Quickly from My East Brunswick Office?

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked inside storage facility Did your office experience a water loss event? Thsi is just some of the restoration equiment we have at our disposal. Call SERVPRO today!

Between Efficient Extraction and Drying Approaches, we can Make Water Losses "Like it never even happened," for Your Business.  

Water losses throughout your East Brunswick office space can spread quickly from severe storm systems to breaks in the plumbing lines. As challenging as these conditions might be to overcome, it becomes harder the longer that the property waits for mitigation and other restorative actions to begin. It is also important to recognize the impact that any water loss has on your ability to serve customers and provide a safe environment for your staff. When this is no longer possible, immediate emergency services and restoration tactics are necessary to get you back in business. 

There are many facets of water damage in East Brunswick office buildings that must get addressed as soon as professionals arrive. Our SERVPRO team features a full roster of water restoration technicians (WRT), as well as many professionals accredited in other areas in this niche, like applied structural drying (ASD) or applied microbial remediation (AMRT). The methods and techniques learned by these professionals drive our water restoration process. Combined with industry-leading equipment and tools, we can make water losses, "Like it never even happened." 

What Steps Happen First with Water Restoration?  

Our technicians' first steps taken when water loss has affected your building are critical to protecting your structure, documents, and contents. We have specific emergency services that we can use beginning when our professionals arrive at your damaged business. Because we also have a division of qualified contractors, we can offer a unique assortment of emergency services, going beyond traditional restoration approaches. Here are some of the standard methods and techniques that you can expect to see from our technicians beginning as soon as we arrive: 

  • Content Management – Content management can embody several tasks designed to protect personal belongings, furniture, and documents throughout your office building. When water losses spread through multiple building areas, content management becomes a vital effort to begin as soon as our team arrives. 
  • Extraction – Removal of standing water can also be an essential effort from our emergency response team. We utilize several specific devices and pieces of equipment to accomplish this, including submersible pumps, wet vacuums, and other specialty drying tools. 
  • Repairs – Because we have a team of in-house contractors at our disposal, repairs and controlled demolition are two areas where we can also offer our assistance. It is vital to repair or replace damaged portions of this network with breaches in the plumbing to allow the lines to get pressurized again. 

What Tools Are Best for Extraction of Standing Water? 

Removing standing surface water in East Brunswick is an essential element in regaining control of this situation. Migrating water loss effects can be a considerable challenge, especially when standing water exists in more than one area. To prevent further migration and saturation into exposed structural elements in construction materials, we can utilize multiple tools to remove pooling water before the situation gets worse. There are several options for water removal in our inventory, and some of these include: 

  • Electric Submersible Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Carpet Wands
  • Weighted Extractors  

Why is Controlled Demolition Effective for Water Restoration?  

With a team of contractors available throughout the mitigation and restoration phases of water recovery for your office building, techniques like controlled demolition are possible. Because so many materials are porous and sensitive to water penetration, tear-out and controlled demolition are efforts that can help in many ways. Removing compromised portions of affected materials can prevent more widespread tear out and repairs later on. Beyond a suitable foundation for rebuilding, the primary advantages of controlled demolition after a water loss incident in your office building are: 

  • Ease of access to moisture pockets
  • Remove damaged portions of material
  • Reduce microbial threats 

Does SERVPRO Reconstruct?  

As a business that serves multiple clients daily, your office building does not have to be in a prolonged state of reconstruction and repair after a water loss incident. By choosing our SERVPRO team, you get the full measure of our qualified commercial contractors as well. After mitigation completes, we can deploy these professionals to begin repairs, build back, and even full-scale reconstruction. 

After water loss incidents impact your office building, there's a finite amount of time to restore and recover your property before irreparable damage occurs to documents, furniture, and structural integrity. Our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team can help with real-time solutions from extraction to drying. Give us a call anytime at (732) 432-9800.

Who Knew There Would Be So Much Water After a Fire in East Brunswick -- and Who Can Help Get Rid of It?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

crew  standing on back van Why SERVPRO for Water, Fire, and Mold Cleanup and Restoration for Your East Brunswick Home? Take a Look!

The Need for Fast Water Removal Is the Norm for Fire Damage Scenarios -- Our Expertise in Both Water and Fire Damage Recovery Is Why SERVPRO Is a Preferred Disaster Contractor in East Brunswick

It is a rare residential fire scene in East Brunswick that does not include significant water damage. Despite its prominent role in eradicating a home fire, the urgent need to contain and remove water can be shocking to homeowners already overwhelmed with other parts of the fire’s aftermath. Fortunately, our multi-certified managers and work crew members master both water and fire mitigation and remediation skills during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. Our commitment to leading-edge employee training is why we are sought after by area residents during a crisis.

Why Does Water Removal and Structural Drying Move to the Top of the Fire Damage Response Agenda?

Water incursions complicate East Brunswick fire damage recovery, presenting significant safety concerns needing solutions before fire residue cleanup proceeds. The hazards presented by firefighting water include but are not limited to:

  • Structural weakening when water collects in cavities such as those between walls and above ceilings
  • Slip, trip, and fall risks
  • Electrical shock risks 
  • Contamination exposure, including contact with biohazards such as asbestos and lead, revealed during mitigation or remediation
  • Mold growth if water remains unremediated for 24 to 48 hours or more

Can Fire Damage Cleanup Happen Concurrently with Water Removal?

Every situation is different, but we can adjust our workforce to have some technicians responding to the water concerns while at the same time, others begin the evaluation of and planning for fire residue removal. Employees with well-rounded dual water and fire restoration resumes are why SERVPRO is a good fit for most homeowners. 

Substantial water damage adds another layer of challenge to fire loss, why SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows is uniquely qualified to manage all aspects of your residential fire disaster. Call us at (732) 432-9800 to discuss your options and schedule a prompt assessment.

Is It Possible To Remove Burnt Odors From my East Brunswick Home Quickly?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage building Malodors can have a massive impact on your home after a fire.

SERVPRO Restorers in East Brunswick Can Remove All Traces of Fire Damage from your Home, Including Odor.

What causes smoke odors?

When materials combust, they release chemicals into the atmosphere. Some of these chemicals include odor particles that are volatile and can bond with surfaces or enter fabrics and upholstery. Without professional odor control technicians (OCT), smoke odors can remain in your East Brunswick home for several weeks or months. To combat these odors, we need to use a combination of cleaning methods to remove the odor-causing soils and deodorization. Different types of soils and surfaces require different treatments, which can make the removal of soils an arduous process. SERVPRO technicians stock a full range of chemical cleaning equipment and deodorants to assist homeowners with minor, moderate, and severe fire restoration.

Why is it tough to remove smoke odors?

Smoke odors are invisible to the naked eye. Restoring fire damage in your East Brunswick home involves a combination of getting rid of the visible and invisible remains of a fire. It can be tough to identify the source of an odor, which is why we use several odor control techniques in a property. Sometimes, removing a smell can be as simple as cleaning and drying property. At other times, we may need to use a combination of deodorant sprays, mists, and pellets to bring an unpleasant odor under control. Our first method is to perform a meticulous inspection of the property to understand where malodors are occurring and the best ways for removing them.

How do I know the extent of an odor situation?

    •    Minor smoke odors are when light smoke residues affect a small area of the property, and there is little to no structural damage
    •    Moderate smoke odors occur when there is soiling on horizontal and vertical surfaces. There is visible charring on materials in the affected area, and signs of smoke traveling beyond the source
    •    Dominant smoke odors cover severely damaged structure and may take significantly longer to remove because the material build of the property has become charred and smokes have spread throughout the home

How can I remove minor smoke odors from my property?

The first step toward controlling odor is to ventilate the space thoroughly. Opening windows can help to encourage a natural air exchange, which can remove odor particles from the structure altogether. Using a detergent, SERVPRO technicians can clean walls, ceilings and surfaces to clear away any odor-causing smoke residues. Once the cleaning process is complete, our technicians use venting box-fans to ventilate the affected area once again. If the odor remains, we can inspect crawlspaces, cavities as well as your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. We may not need to introduce solvents for minor smoke issues, which can decrease restoration time.

What happens to a burnt structure during fire restoration?

Charring of materials or structure can be the cause of moderate to significant smoke odors. It is frequently necessary to thoroughly remove these items and replace them to bring an odor issue under control. We use an ultra-low volume (ULV) mister to saturate the remaining materials with deodorant to mask odors until they disperse naturally. Usually, moderate smoke damage requires a thorough inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. We may need to seal ducts to prevent odors from being redistributed through your home while the restoration is underway. Any charred items can often be repainted using an odor sealing primer to lock in odors and prevent them from affecting your indoor air quality.

How can I clean an HVAC system from smoke residues?

    •    Remove ventilation duct and replace, including the return side mesh and filters
    •    Feed air whips into the pipe to loosen soils
    •    Apply negative air pressure to the pipe to remove loosened soils
    •    Seal the HVAC system to prevent the spread of odor

Do smoke odors affect indoor air quality?

Smoke is harmful to inhale because it contains monoxide and other lethal gases. However, in most situations, these gases depart within the first hour of extinguishing a fire. Smoke odors can remain in the air causing an unpleasant reminder of the fire for several weeks without professional intervention. To remove both odors and microscopic soots from your indoor air, SERVPRO can use air scrubbers. These equipment utilize a potassium and carbon permanganate filter to remove particles from the sky and replace it with clean indoor air. Usually, these filters are only necessary for severe fire restoration projects.

Malodors can have a massive impact on your home after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800.

How Do I Clean My Soiled Wooden Cabinets After a Fire in East Brunswick?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Domestic kitchen burnt in fire If your kitchen cabinets in your house in Dayton or Milltown get soiled after you have a cooking fire, call SERVPRO!

For Fire Damage Cleanup in Your East Brunswick Kitchen Call SERVPRO

The most common room in your East Brunswick home to suffer from some type of blaze is your kitchen. Cooking is the number one cause of structure fires on residential properties as it makes up for nearly half of all structural burns caused in the United States each year.

How can you restore by cabinets and other soiled wooden items?

During fire damage restoration in East Brunswick, our SERVPRO technicians can use several different techniques depending on how thick the residues are and what type of surface is being restored. If items like your cabinets got burned or charred severely, then they might have to be removed and replaced. If the charring is just on the surface, then it is possible to sand or soda blast off the charring. Most cabinets and other wooden items inside your house either have unfinished, finished, or simulated wood grain surfaces.

How can you clean unfinished wood surfaces?

Since unfinished wood is porous wet cleaning methods could cause the soot to soak deeper into the wood. For light residues, dry cleaning methods such as vacuuming, brushing, or sponge cleaning can be effective. When cleaning medium to heavy soot residues, denatured alcohol can help break the soils down.

How can you clean finished or simulated grain wood surfaces?

    •    Pre-clean: Before applying chemical products to your wooden surfaces, we brush and vacuum off the excess soot.
    •    Wet Clean Residues: Light residues can often be cleaned using a general surface cleaner or a low alkaline solution such as concentrated wood oil soap.
    •    Wood Creme Cleaners: For heavier soils, a more aggressive product such as a wood creme paste can be applied to affected surfaces using steel wool.
    •    Polish After Cleaning: After the soot gets removed from your affected surfaces, we can use a lemon oil polish to replenish the oils in your wood.

If your kitchen cabinets in your house in Dayton or Milltown get soiled after you have a cooking fire, call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows at (732) 432-9800 24/7.