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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Consistent Fire Restoration Cleaning in Fort Pierce North Homes

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

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The Four Elements of Fire Restoration Cleaning

Soot and smoke damage becomes very threatening, so our SERVPRO team works quickly to begin cleaning and restoring affected surfaces. We have many cleaning products and methods to remove stubborn soot deposits and start this cleanup as soon as it is safe.

The Elements of Cleaning

Effective fire restoration in Fort Pierce North homes and businesses combines products and techniques. Our understanding of the cleaning process allows us to know ideal conditions for cleaning elements like:

  • Temperature - Heat makes molecules move faster, allowing chemical processes and evaporation to complete in a shorter span than without the added warmth. 
  • Agitation - Working in the determined cleaning product can help to remove loose debris and help lift and wipe away more challenging deposits. 
  • Chemical Action - Dissolving, emulsification, and other chemical processes work to protect the underlying surface by separating the soot from the material.
  • Time - Chemical processes occur at varying rates on specific surfaces and in certain environmental conditions. The contact time determines how long a chemical solution must stay in contact with soils before further action is necessary. 

Choosing the Right Cleaning Product

Even with an understanding of these cleaning principles and elements, the right product makes the difference in the efficiency of the restoration. We identify the type of smoke damage and determine the best approach to overcoming its presence on building materials and contents. In many cases, a combination of efforts to remove loose debris combined with suspension and dispersion products to dissolve or emulsify the remaining solids is the best approach.

Cleaning up after a fire requires more focused action and understanding of smoke behavior than many homeowners might realize. Managing smoke solids and residues involves a combination of products and approaches, all occurring with individual requirements for elements like temperature, contact time, and needed agitation. Trust the experience of our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team to help, and call us now at (772) 362-7060.

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