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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Call SERVPRO for Rapid Fire Damage Restoration in Seattle

6/17/2022 (Permalink)

 a SERVPRO truck parked outside of a store When fire affects your commercial space, you need a team of remediation specialists on site. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for IICRC certified technicians.

Cleaning after Fire Damage in Your Business Premises

A fire, whatever the size, can interrupt normalcy at commercial premises like an education facility in Seattle. The blaze may destroy things in the facility and spread smoke and soot across all surfaces. Proper cleanup and restoration efforts are required to return to normal operation. SERVPRO professionals help conduct proactive soot cleaning in undamaged areas of the school and air purification to ensure it is safe for learners to return to the building.

Although SERVPRO professionals try to save anything possible during fire damage restoration at a Seattle facility, sometimes the damage may be severe. When this happens, we haul out the unsalvageable items. This way, we can perform a smoother and more organized cleanup.

Areas of interest

  • Cleaning ceiling tiles
  • Cleaning fixtures
  • Deep cleaning the attic space
  • Restoration of the HVAC system and ductwork

Restoring smoke and soot damaged surfaces

Smoke and soot damage is a major problem in the restoration process. As byproducts of incomplete combustion, they smudge easily and cling aggressively on surfaces, materials, and flooring, causing severe damage to the walls, ceilings, flooring, etc.

A high oxygen fire leaves behind a dryer smoke residue, making the cleanup easier. On the other hand, a low oxygen fire leaves behind a wetter smoke residue, making the cleaning a little harder. Therefore, SERVPRO teams assess the situation, and depending on which fire occurred, we use appropriate cleaning methods.

Some specialized ways to clean soot include;

  • Degreasing agents
  • HEPA Vacuum cleaner
  • High- and low-alkaline detergents
  • Dry cleaning or chemical sponges

Since cleaning soot stains can become a dirty job, our crew considers specific cleanup procedures for every job site. Starting with a HEPA vacuum helps remove loose soot residues off the walls before washing. We rinse sponges in clean water between each swipe, ensuring that we remove the dirt from the surface. After wiping down the walls, we allow them to dry thoroughly before applying new paint or wallpaper.

SERVPRO of Central Seattle ensures a speedy recovery to mitigate the degrading effects of soot damage. Call us at (206) 282-9500 for rapid fire damage restoration services. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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