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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What To Do Post Fire

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Residue 

Smoky residue saturates any opening due to the convection pattern that flames usually form during ignition. Another reason to hire a professional to clean the soot is that it builds up in deposits that can become solidified and difficult to remove. When the cleaning crews arrive, they quickly separate salvageable objects from burned rubble, removing the items that emit the most potent odors for cleaning.

Soot Damage

Soot can cause damage to wall surface areas after a burn. To clean soot from walls, non-water-based cleaners must be used. Because of the fumes and toxicity, these substances can only be treated by a professional. Water-based cleaning products can cause spots to bleed onto plaster walls, which is why these chemicals should only be handled by a qualified professional.

Importance of Hiring a Professional 

Perhaps significantly, a repair campaign mitigates the health impact that a fire may have on those who return home. If a homeowner does not hire a specialist to repair their house, the consequences will be discovered later. They may think the problem has been resolved to the untrained eye, but they continue to feel the effects of indoor air pollution in the form of increased respiratory distress months later.

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Here at SERVPRO of College Park / Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights / Landover, we have the leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as clean and storing them until your property is back to normal, “Like it never even happened.” 

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