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Can SERVPRO Help Clearwater Homes After Fire Damage?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot on wall of fire damaged room Smoke and soot affect everything they touch. SERVPRO has the tools and techniques to restore your home.

How Do SERVPRO Techs Clean Hardwood Furniture After Fire Damage in Clearwater Homes? 

The smoke and soot after a fire damage incident in your Clearwater home can have a considerable impact on the contents, including hardwood furniture. The type of finish on the furniture and the extent of the damage affects the success of SERVPRO's restoration effort.

SERVPRO techs use dry and wet cleaning methods to remove residue from hardwood furniture after fire damage to your Clearwater property. If the wood surface is unfinished, smoke and residue particles can easily penetrate the pores making it difficult to clean. SERVPRO techs use dry cleaning with the help of sponges and scrubbers to clean unfinished hardwood furniture.

The Extent of Smoke Damage Determines SERVPRO's Success in Restoring Hardwood Furniture in Clearwater

Although SERVPRO techs make efforts to clean the smoke and soot residue from hardwood furniture from your Clearwater home, certain situations make it impossible to restore the items.

  • Blistering: Depending on how close the surface of hardwood furniture was to the heat line, it can show blistering or scorching. In such situations, the smoke can penetrate the finish and cause permanent discoloration that is not restorable.
  • Staining: While SERVPRO techs can quickly remove dry smoke and soot particles, the situation gets tricky if the smoke residue is wet and sticky. Residue from a protein fire can cause smoke damage that permanently stains the hardwood furniture, making it unfit for restoration.

What Type of Cleaning Agents are Used on Hardwood Furniture?

For cleaning mild residues from hardwood surfaces, SERVPRO techs use gentle alkaline detergent solutions and clean in the direction of the wood grain. Once the cleaning is done, the techs apply oil-based furniture polish to replenish the wood's natural oils.

Call SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099 for fast and efficient service. 

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