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Fire Restoration Approaches That Minimize Interruptions in Seattle Establishments

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Inside Building After Fire Fire damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

SERVPRO Prioritizes Dual-Purpose Fire Restoration Methods for Seattle Properties

Any involuntary closure of a business establishment is undesirable. However, if a fire affects your Seattle premises, several reasons can force you to halt operations. The level or period of interruption can be directly tied to the fire restoration approaches you choose. 

Reasons for interruptions

  • Closure of premises
  • Repugnant odors
  • Physical hazards

You might be compelled by local authorities to close down your Seattle facility after the fire incident. Some typical reasons for such directives include the need for a thorough cleanup and restoration that meets the standards set by the governing body. Fire restoration is best handled by a firm that conforms to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, IICRC standards. That way, the team can do the job to standard before being subjected to external audits.

Devising A Winning Strategy

Since restoring fire involves several procedures like cleaning, stripping surfaces, and deodorization, any restoration method that tackles more than one task simultaneously helps improve the turnaround time. Our SERVPRO crews use their combined experience gathered over the years to find such solutions for the problems your business faces. 

Some multi-pronged approaches include:

  • Blast cleaning soiled areas
  • Using air filtration devices
  • Deodorizing with activated oxygen

Wooden materials in shelves, desks, or structural areas need cleaning to remove char residue or soot. Deodorization is also essential. Finding a way to combine fire restoration cleaning and odor management helps save time. Our SERVPRO technicians can help facilitate that by using a method like soda blasting, which efficiently removes layers of charring or heavy soot residues. The sodium bicarbonate pellets react with both alkaline and acidic molecules turning them into neutral salts, thus defeating most malodors.

Another alternative is to run a hydroxyl generator in the property while cleaning with standard techniques such as wiping surfaces with sponges. The generator produces hydroxyl radicals which oxidize instantaneously, breaking down odors into carbon dioxide and water. By the time we finalize cleaning, the property is odor-free.

When SERVPRO of Central Seattle handles fire restoration, you can expect exceptional results that make the incident "Like it never even happened." Call us at (206) 282-9500.

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