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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Lenoir City After A Fire

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

A home burned down and soot and charred belongings all over the ground We removed all the ruined materials, both structural and contents, and began to neutralize the pungent odors in this property after a fire.

How Professionals Choose Appropriate Fire Damage Cleaning Products in Lenoir City

Ordinary dirt and grime in a Lenoir City home usually clear away with the application of soap, water, and some “elbow grease.” The residues left after a household fire are not as easily removed. If the homeowner uses a general cleaner and conventional techniques the soot-based soiling often smears and spreads, or remains stubbornly stuck, making the situation worse instead of better.

Residues Meet Their Match

Lenoir City fire damage residues need professional attention to ensure removal without harming surfaces. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained workforce carefully matches different types of residues found in various spaces in your dwelling with the proprietary soaps, detergents, and solvents we find most effective.

Evaluation of Soot and Surface

The soot that covers the walls, ceilings, floors, and contents of your home consists of the incompletely combusted materials that provided fuel for the fire. Because those materials are different room to room, the residues left vary as well. SERVPRO reviews the consistency of the soot, characterizing it as dry and ashy, wet and sticky, or protein-based and varnish-like. We also check out the structural components covered with residues, determining how durable and able to withstand aggressive cleaning strategies those surfaces are.

Pre-Cleaning and Testing

If the residues are loose and dry, we use vacuums, dusters, and dry sponges to remove. Even in cases where the soot is more closely adhered, we employ these strategies to pre-clean. SERVPRO technicians have a good idea of the types of cleaners that help break the bond between wet or protein-based soot and surfaces, but we want to avoid unintended damage. We pre-test the soaps, detergents, or solvents on an inconspicuous area to judge the efficacy of the cleaning product and see if the solution harms the surface. Likewise, we try out degrees of agitation or temperature adaptations to see if the chosen cleaner works better or mars the surface.

Take advantage of the training and experience the fire damage restoration crews working for SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties possess. Call (865) 986-3015 to arrange for our professionals to assess your fire loss.

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