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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO is a Trusted Name in Clearwater for Fire Restoration

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the burned walls When you are facing fire damage, time is of the essence. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for fire restoration expertise and the equipment to help.

SERVPRO Brings a Premier Fire Restoration Service to Clearwater Homes

A fire incident can devastate your home leaving smoke and soot residue on every exposed surface. Removing such residues is a primary goal during the fire restoration of your Clearwater home, as they can irreparably damage the structure and contents.   

SERVPRO techs must capture these residues during fire restoration of your Clearwater home before they can be removed. Technicians use air and fluids to release and carry the soils away by suspending the particles. The type of smoke residue and the type of surface determine the method used to capture them. 

How do SERVPRO techs remove residues during house fire cleanup in Clearwater? 

Vacuuming the residue and dissolving in an appropriate solvent are the two ways to capture residues and carry them off to dispose of them. 

  • Vacuuming: If the smoke and soot particles are dry and loosely attached to the surface, SERVPRO experts use vacuuming to capture them. As wet smoke particles can adhere to the surfaces strongly, this method is not suitable for removing wet residues. 
  • Dissolving: If the residues are not loose particles, they need to be dissolved before being removed. The technicians use several solvent-based cleaning products to loosen the bond between the residues and the surfaces. 

What kind of solvents are used in professional cleaning products?

Techs use both water-based and solvent-based cleaning products depending on the type of residues. The nature and properties of the surface also plays a crucial role in the choice of the cleaning product. Solvents can easily damage surfaces such as paints and varnishes, and hence water-based cleaning products are used on them. 

If you need assistance with fire damage restoration, call SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099.

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