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We Have The Experience And Equipment Necessary To Restore Your Brandon Home After A Fire

8/11/2022 (Permalink)

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How to Restore Soot and Smoke Damage on the Interiors of Cabinets or Drawers in your Brandon Home

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When your home has a fire incident, you may be surprised that the areas of most damage are in smaller spaces and cavities. The reason for this is that hot molecules move vigorously in comparison to cooler air molecules. In a fire, hot smoke and ash drive into colder air pockets, which means that the interior of your kitchen cabinets or drawers will likely sustain the most soot and smoke damage. To make matters worse, the interior cavities of fittings are often without a finish and therefore suffer more from exposure to hot smokes.

Our team is here to help you from fire damage in your Brandon home using our extensive knowledge and experience. Interior cavities can become pressure vaults that push soots and smoke residues into the surface. Damages that are below the surface of a material are no longer cosmetic and may require aggressive action to restore. Unfortunately, scrubbing away at the surface level soiling does not affect the release of odor or visual appearance of smoke. There are several methods SERVPRO restorers can use to adjust your fittings and remove the presence of soiling altogether.

Abrasive action may be a requirement for fittings or furniture that absorbs smoke beyond the surface level. By carefully sanding the surface, SERVPRO technicians can remove layer upon layer of fire damage until all that remains a clean surface. Once a clean surface is apparent, our technicians can refinish the interior of the cabinets to a decent pre-damage condition. However, not all cabinets use materials that respond well to abrasive methods like sanding.

Non-hardwood interiors do not often respond to sanding. There is also a risk of causing further damage to the affected areas. In these situations, SERVPRO technicians may need to think creatively to take the appropriate action. Odor sealing paints are useful in fire damage situations where materials show significant soiling. Still, the replacement of the cabinet altogether may be expensive for a homeowner. Sealant paints provide a clean-looking finish that seals an unpleasant odor and prevents it from being a noticeable issue.

When interior cabinets show significant smoke or soot damage, you may need professional restorers. Contact SERVPRO of Brandon / North Riverview (813) 741-3473.

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