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How do SERVPRO Technicians Use Restorative Cleaning After Fire Damage in Randolph Homes?
The smoke and soot produced during a fire damage incident in your Randolph home can harm the exposed surfaces and contents. SERVPRO technicians use restorative cleaning methods to remove the soils from surfaces to prevent long-term damage.
SERVPRO technicians use several cleaning products to remove surface smoke and soot residues during the restoration of fire damage to your Randolph home. The type of product used during repair depends on the residue and the kind of surface involved. SERVPRO technicians ensure that the products we use are safe and don’t affect the contents negatively. While some cleaning products are designed specifically for the contents, others are useful for cleaning structural surfaces.
Cleaning Smoke and Soot Residue
Removing smoke and soot residues involves breaking the bonds between the soil and the surface. SERVPRO restorers have a few ways of achieving this:
- Agitation or scrubbing can remove dry and loose residues from surfaces
- Dissolving the residues in an appropriate solvent can also remove some residues
- Technicians remove oily residues by emulsifying them in a cleaning solution
- In some cases, technicians also use ultrasonic sound to clean smoke and soot particles
Whatever the method used, SERVPRO technicians always ensure that the surfaces being cleaned are not harmed.
Technicians use petroleum-based solvents during the dry cleaning of surfaces and contents. The solvents clean draperies and fabrics that might shrink or experience distortion or browning if wet-cleaned. Dry cleaning with such solvents is effective on light soiling but not heavily soiled fabrics.
Technicians also use volatile dry solvents that evaporate quickly and don't leave any residue as spotting agents to remove oily and greasy. Volatile dry solvents act as a lubricant to remove carbon and soot and are preferred to remove smoke particles settled on surfaces.
SERVPRO restorers remove smoke residue from surfaces such as drywall and furniture using mild detergents that do not contain any strong alkalis. The agents called wood oil soaps can remove smoke and soot particles from finished wood surfaces.
SERVPRO experts use fabric rinses are mildly acidic cleaning agents that stabilize the fabric dyes in carpets and furniture fabrics.
Cleaning smoke and soot particles from appliance surfaces can be especially challenging as various metals, paint, glass, Formica, etc., are used in their construction. As these surfaces are non-porous and non-absorbent, SERVPRO technicians use water-based detergent solutions to clean them. SERVPRO restorers use the following approaches to clean appliances after fire damage to your Randolph home:
- A high alkalinity cleaning agent removes greasy and heavy smoke and soot from appliance surfaces. The fundamental nature of these solvents can cut through the sticky smoke residue.
- Yellowing of appliance surfaces due to protein fires in the kitchen is cleaned by SERVPRO technicians using light abrasion with a '0000' grade steel wool.
Smoke and soot after fire damage can not only ruin the aesthetics of your home but can cause irreparable harm if not cleaned properly. Trained SERVPRO technicians have the knowledge, skill, and experience to deal with any fire incident, small or big. We ensure that your home is restored “Like it never even happened.”
Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for a fast and efficient restoration service.