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Executing Cleanup during Fire Restoration in Brandon

7/16/2022 (Permalink)

a dish towel ablaze as it is sitting by a stove burner A stove fire can quickly get out of control. When faced with even minor fire damage, team SERVPRO is the company to contact. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Addresses Fire Cleanup Issues for Brandon Homes

A minor fire incident such as a stove flare-up may not cause significant damage to your house's contents and structural areas. In most cases, cleaning is the only fire restoration process you have to take to reinstate your Brandon kitchen from the ravages of fire. However, cleaning can prove more challenging than you expect.

Appropriate resources are necessary to ensure successful fire restoration of your Brandon home. Resources can range from sophisticated to simple tools. For example, since smoke moves upwards, it leaves considerable soot on elevated surfaces like the ceiling, so you need a way to reach the surface for cleanup. An elevated platform for cleaning may be necessary. Our SERVPRO crews also use extension poles attached to cleaning sponges which is a simpler yet viable solution.

Other challenges

  • Residues setting to form stains
  • Excessive wetness
  • Stubborn odor

Soot and other fire residues are primarily dry and readily cleaned through vacuuming, dusting, or wiping with cleaning sponges. However, if they mix with moisture, they are transformed, leading to setting or staining. Since moisture is abundant during fire suppression, you need a way to deal with the wet residues. Cleaning is easier on resilient surfaces such as the floor since gentle pressure washers can use rotating brushes. However, the challenge is significant for personal belongings such as tables, sofas, rugs, and small items.

Choice of cleaning method

Successfully cleaning different items requires diverse cleaning approaches that help deal with varying soils. Varying the cleaning method is also necessary to safeguard the material since some can be damaged by cleaning products or exposure to high moisture levels. Our SERVPRO crews are well equipped to deliver any cleaning needed after a fire incident.

Categories of restorative cleaning methods

  • Immersion techniques
  • Saturation methods
  • Surface cleaning techniques

Immersion cleaning is effective for removing wet or other stubborn fire residues. However, it is limited to resilient materials and small items. For larger items like furniture, saturation cleaning might be a better alternative. Surface cleaning techniques such as foam cleaning or spray and wipe are sufficient for removing light fire residues.

SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview can help you tackle any cleaning challenge during fire restoration. Call us at (813) 741-3473. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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