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What Is the Quickest Method to Reopen My Seattle Business After a Fire?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Why Can’t I Simply Wash Everything Down Myself?

For businesses, commercial fire damage cleanup in Seattle requires a thorough inspection to see what can be restored or must be demolished and replaced. Where most of the contents are destroyed, SERVPRO estimators inspect the building to determine which cleaning methods are needed to restore the building to a condition safe for customers and employees.

What Methods Do Technicians Use?

We have two sets of methods, Washable and Non-Washable. Our restoration technicians examine every surface affected to determine which method removes smoke residues without damaging the surface or the material (wood, for example) underneath.

    •    Washable items and materials are those that can be cleaned with water or some type of liquid cleaning agent. Examples include glass and metal, such as interior, office doors, and steel countertops in breakrooms or bathrooms. Technicians use cleaners in spray bottles for small areas or spray wands to cover large areas for faster work.
    •    Non-Washable items and materials which cannot be cleaned with water or liquid cleaning agents. Technicians using either can further damage affected items like drywall and untreated wood, or ruin untouched items like ceiling tiles located at the end of the facility where the fire did not reach. In this situation, they use brushes and cloths to remove residues. For thicker layers of residues, technicians have the option of a dry solvent that breaks them up with no harm to the surfaces. The dry solvents are very effective on oil- and grease-based residues.

What About Physical Damage?

If the fire or efforts to put it out result in broken doors and windows, SERVPRO team members can quickly board up both to help prevent weather-related problems, animal intrusions, and other issues. We have carpenters on staff, and can quickly rebuild much of the interior wall support structure.

To learn more or schedule a service visit, call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 today.

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