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Fire Damage Restoration of HardWood in Lenoir City

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

charred hardwood flooring yellow hue Fire damage restoration and repair of hardwood flooring after a Lenoir City house fire is possible -- just call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Restore Flooring after Fire Damage

When fires get out of control, they send hot smoke and ash into the surrounding atmosphere. Much of this smoke and ash bonds to surfaces on ceilings or upper walls in an indoor environment and can be challenging to remove. Once the flames are extinguished, non-bonded soots fall to the surfaces below, causing floor damage.

SERVPRO is a fire damage restoration service in Lenoir City that can help to repair your home after a fire. A burnt structure often shows significant signs of floor damage that may require technicians to clean at both the beginning and end of a service. Hard flooring can be categorized into four separate groups, with wood floors being among the highest value. Wood flooring has high concentrations of cellulose, which can lead to it absorbing any water used in the firefighting procedure and require prompt drying to mitigate potential loss. Smoke residues can also settle on wood floors, causing staining and malodors. Our technicians can help with:

  • Fire restoration
  • Smoke removal
  • Odor control

Our priority is to clean smoke-damaged hardwood flooring without causing harm to the floors existing finish. That means using non-acidic cleaning products to remove light and moderate smoke residues. Sometimes property fires can release aerosols into the home. Aerosols are volatile particles that can penetrate wood materials through the varnish and finish. SERVPRO technicians may have to utilize more advanced restoration methods in these situations. Generally, if there are signs of aerosol damage to wood floors, we begin by stripping the existing finish. The woods are then cleaned or sanded to remove the residues from the surface. Technicians can then return to the property several times to refinish the wooden flooring to its preloss condition.

  • Refinishing wood flooring without experience and expertise should be avoided at all costs.
  • Sometimes a subcontractor may be used to repair heavily damaged wood flooring.
  • The type of flooring, whether strip, plank, or parquet, can impact the amount of damage sustained during a fire.

If soot or ash damages your floors, contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties for fire damage restoration at (865) 986-3015.

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