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How Should My Raleigh Home Be Cleaned? Cleaning and Removing Odors After Housefires

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner at (919) 615-1179.

SERVPRO Takes Many Factors into Account When Creating Cleaning Goals in Raleigh

Fires in Raleigh and throughout the state of North Carolina differ significantly. No two fires or fire cleanups are alike. Our SERVPRO technicians create a plan for your unique situation, taking into account the type of fire and the extent of the damage. One component of cleanup to consider is deodorizing after a fire. Inevitably there is a malodor following a fire.

How Should Technicians Approach My Antique Furniture?
SERVPRO Assesses the Surface to Determine the Appropriate Cleaning Strategies

When dealing with fire and odor restoration in Raleigh, our technicians consider each piece of furniture according to surface, materials, and age. Cleanup after a fire is not cut and dry. Each surface has to be treated differently. There are different smoke residues, depending on the type of fire that requires other cleaning techniques. For instance, protein fires often leave a sticky opaque residue on surfaces that is more difficult to remove than dry soot.

What Are Some of the Common Factors That Determine Cleanability After a Fire?
    •    The type of material and surfaces that sustained fire damage.
    •    The specific amount of heat, oxygen, and moisture at the time of the fire.
    •    Ventilation and airflow for the impacted area.
    •    Types of smoke residues.

An important aspect to consider during fire restoration projects are the types of surfaces you are cleaning. The more porous the surface, the more the particles and odors penetrate, making the surface difficult to clean. Approaching this type of surface with a wet rag with most likely drive the particles into the furniture further. Older surfaces tend to be more challenging to clean, as well.

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner at (919) 615-1179. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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