Are All Materials Handled the Same After Fire Damage in East Brunswick Homes?
SERVPRO Provides Trained Fire Restoration Technicians to Evaluate the Damage Devising the Best Solutions
Although you probably don’t notice, your home is a collection of different materials. When there is fire, their distinct characteristics lead to different outcomes. The heat consumes some materials. Others are negatively affected by fire residues, moisture, and firefighting chemicals. Successfully restoring fire damage depends on how you handle the materials.
Establishing the affected materials and level of fire damage in your East Brunswick home should be the first step. Otherwise, you might not know which steps to take. SERVPRO professionals help with such evaluation. We use cleaning sponges to trace the spread of residues along wall surfaces and char depth gauges to check the level of charring in solid wood. Checking for moisture absorption may also be necessary since firefighting usually involves water. The results from the evaluation determine the best remedial action.
The choice of restorative action depends on:
- The material type
- The finishing
- Accumulated residue types
In general, fire consumes organic materials such as wood and some inorganic ones such as plastics. However, there are more characteristics to consider. For instance, fabrics are deeply soiled when exposed to soot and moisture. Therefore, restoration procedures that help the rest of the structure may harm fabric and upholstery items. Our SERVPRO technicians prioritize pack-outs or cover vulnerable items with plastic sheets before starting cleaning.
The materials in your house have different kinds of finishes, including paint and polished surfaces. Some materials are also unfinished. The finishes influence the cleaning methods. Using aggressive agitation or cleaning agents on polished surfaces is counterproductive. SERVPRO technicians use a wide range of cleaning techniques including safer, yet effective blast cleaning solutions like soda and dry-ice blast cleaning.
SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows finds the best solutions to address various forms of fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (732) 432-9800.