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How Damaging Are Smoke Residues in My Cutler Bay Home?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Interior of house burned by fire We quickly assess the conditions of fire-damaged homes when our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team first arrives.

Fire Loss in My Cutler Bay Home

Smoke damage can ruin contents and structural elements in your house, but our SERVPRO team can help before much of this happens with a fast and reliable response to clean up the mess.

Fire losses can be one of the most challenging disasters to impact your Cutler Bay home. It's hard to know where to begin or what corrective actions the house needs with seemingly hundreds of damaged and compromised items and areas of your property. Our fast-responding SERVPRO technicians can start emergency services and mitigation tactics shortly after arrival to protect more of your home and its contents.

Among the most challenging conditions of fire damage in Cutler Bay homes is soiling on surfaces and contents. Wet smoke and soot are two of the more destructive residues that rest on wall surfaces, flooring, and furniture. As these particles circulate throughout the damaged space, they can layer on items and form a thick coating that must get addressed carefully. Wipe cleaning is rarely the best approach, as this can often lead to staining and smearing of the surfaces. Because these residues are often both acidic and carcinogenic, it is crucial to remove them as quickly as possible.

What are Some Agitative Cleaning Practices to Remove Soiling?

There are many stages to removing soiling from exposed materials and contents in your home after a fire loss. With soot and wet smoke residues that are thick and prone to staining, preemptive cleaning practices can help to reduce the severity of this coating before the removal begins. Some of the agitative and abrasive cleaning methods we utilize in these situations include:

    •    Brushing
    •    Steel Wool
    •    Vacuuming
    •    Dusting
    •    Soda Blasting

We quickly assess the conditions of fire-damaged homes when our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team first arrives. Our agitative cleaning practices can make soot and smoke residue removal more efficient and ultimately more successful. Give us a call today at (305) 278-8484 – we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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