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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Removing Fire Damage from Hardwood in Cutler Bay Businesses

4/24/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged house with soot and debris everywhere Regardless of the extent of the fire damage to your business, team SERVPRO can help. Call our certified technicians for effective debris removal.

Hardwood Can Suffer Significant Fire Damage in Cutler Bay Shops

Hardwood flooring is a standard installation for many modern businesses and shops, and this type of material is susceptible to fire damage when these disasters occur. We have effective mitigation and cleaning strategies beginning as soon as we arrive to prevent tear-out.

Clearing Debris

Debris removal is one of the foundational elements of fire restoration in Cutler Bay businesses. So many effects are worsened by heaps of charred remnants and debris in the structure. We can shovel and vacuum out the bulk of this to begin mitigative efforts.

Assessing Present Soot and Smoke Damage

With debris cleared from the floors, restorers get their first look at soot and smoke damage. We rapidly assess needed actions to begin soot removal as soon as possible.

Clearing Surface Residues

Before direct cleaning of the surface elements can begin after soot damage, our SERVPRO team works to remove the bulk of the soil deposits on the flooring. Mechanical actions like vacuuming and brushing can help, but emulsification and dissolving are also effective chemical processes using:

  • Wet cleaning
  • Solvents
  • Detergents

It is important to implement necessary cleaning strategies when the loose soils and bulk of the soot residues have been resolved with mechanical action and preliminary efforts. Thymol products, citrus-based solutions, and wood crème pastes are all used to restore the original sheen and rich contrast of natural hardwood flooring.

Checking for Water Damage

Water damage is an underappreciated secondary effect of fire damage on your commercial property. Whether it was a sprinkler system or first responders working to put out the blaze, a high volume of water was often involved. When this water sits on surfaces like semi-porous hardwood, it can absorb into the material and require special drying practices to overcome.

Hardwood surfaces in your shop or business can require special cleaning and upkeep after challenging fire damages. From soot deposits to water damage from extinguishment, restoration and mitigation solutions should begin as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of Cutler Bay team can help with effective cleaning and recovery when you call (786) 901-7024. 

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