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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Overcoming Difficulties of Cleaning Raleigh Fire Damage

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. our IICRC techs are read at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Equipment Helps Quickly Manage Fire Damage

Having the right products and equipment to help after a fire loss emergency ensures that your home gets the immediate help it needs. We work closely with local insurance companies to meet the requirements for starting mitigation and restoration as soon as possible after first responders leave.

Moisture in the Environment

A wet environment can be challenging for cleaning fire damage in Raleigh homes. Water damage is common after extinguishment as first responders often use highly pressurized water hoses to extinguish the flames. The result is widespread pooling on the surface and a moist environment to make soot removal and smoke damage more of a challenge to remove and contain. Tools to help might include:

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air movers
  • Extraction devices

Thick Soot Deposits

Wet smoke and thick smoke solids coming to rest on surfaces present multiple issues simultaneously. Soot particles are often carcinogenic, corrosive, and potentially marring. The longer they are allowed to rest on surfaces, the more likely that permanent damage results. Removing them requires a combination of products and equipment to protect the underlying material affected, which might include:

  • Alkaline cleaners to balance acidity
  • Solvents to dissolve stubborn soot
  • Pairing agents to lift soils and wipe them away

Confined Spaces and Accessibility Issues

Overcoming challenging areas to clean starts with preparation and planning. We determine needed tools and cleaning attachments to reach difficult surfaces and evaluate if and where controlled demolition might ultimately make restoration and recovery easier to manage and complete. Because we have a contractor license, we can complete the material removal and any subsequent repairs needed to return the house to preloss condition.

Fires leave many surfaces and building materials in dire need of cleaning and restoration; without prompt action by certified restoration technicians, irreparable and permanent damage results. Give our SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner team a call today at (919) 615-1179.

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