How SERVPRO Cleans Fire Damaged Fabrics in Seattle
Superior Cleaning Approaches Help Save Fabrics Affected by Fire Damage Incident in Seattle
Fire incidents in Seattle affect many materials in a house. Most fabric items are highly combustible, so they are readily consumed by the fire. We went to a kitchen fire loss site where the affected fabrics resided in sections where the flames did not reach. However, smoke spread all over the property, leaving massive deposits.
Before taking any steps to clean the residues left by the fire damage incident in Seattle, we had to perform elaborate pretesting. Without this step, we risked using the wrong cleaning product or method, leading to aggravation of the existing problem. Our SERVPRO technicians also had to confirm whether there were pre-existing problems for fabrics such as carpets since they are prone to issues like bad seams, stains, and even burns.
During the pretesting phase, we identified various crucial factors that helped in cleaning, including:
- Colorfast materials
- Types of fibers in different fabrics
- The type of soiling
- The level of soling
Colorfastness affects multicolored items such as area rugs, wool carpets, Persian, and Oriental rugs. Our SERVPRO technicians collected all the fabric items we identified as colorfast in the house, cleaning them separately to prevent them from spreading dyes and staining other items during the cleaning process.
The smoke damage had left oily residues, especially on the draperies. Cleaning such materials in conventional ways can leave traces of oily residues. Our SERVPRO technicians are used to handling such forms of soiling. In this case, we used detergents with emulsifiers to remove the oily residues. The emulsifying process creates an emulsion in which residues turn into a liquid and evenly spread in another liquid without forming a solution.
After fire incidents in Foster Island, Sodo, or Magnolia, cleaning contents can pose various challenges. Call SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 to help find a way to deal with any challenging aspect. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.