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Types of Fire Damage Cleaning for East Brunswick Properties

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Overcoming Fire Damage in East Brunswick Homes

Multiple layers of fire damage impact homes, so the response by experienced restoration professionals must address each of these possible issues. Soot deposits on the surfaces are among the most challenging fire effects to overcome, and this is typically achieved using several wet cleaning products within our inventory.

Wet Cleaning with Solvents

There are multiple actions necessary to overcome fire damage in East Brunswick homes, and this process often begins with applying wet cleaning products from our inventory. Solvents can dissolve stubborn soils without penetrating the finish of the impacted surface where the smoke solids have come to rest. To ensure the effectiveness of these products, some type of mechanical action and agitation will be necessary.

Light Mechanical Action

When using specific cleaning products on surfaces impacted by soot and smoke damage, soils must be treated with products to emulsify or dissolve the residues without damaging the surface underneath. Light mechanical action can help provide the level of contact and exposure necessary to achieve these results. Agitation practices can include:

  • Brushing
  • Dusting
  • Dry Vacuuming

Heavier Mechanical Actions

There are times when more direct and aggressive mechanical actions will be necessary to agitate chemical solvent and detergents and remove soot and smoke residues. While this could describe multiple types of action, abrasive media blasting can be impactful. Heavy agitation and mechanical effort can also include direct measures with coarse tools like steel wool pads and sanding tools, depending on the affected surface.

Multiple cleaning practices are necessary to address the acute effects of fire loss throughout your home or business. Careful considerations are made to choose the most appropriate mechanical action and chemical solution to lift soils and protect the underlying substrate where possible. Our SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows team is ready to help mitigate fire loss when you call (732) 432-9800.

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