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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Fire Damage in Pleasant Hill

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Fire damage does not have to close down your business for long. Call SERVPRO quickly to remediate!

Assessing the Damage and Finding the Most Effective Method of Cleaning is Key to Restoring Your Business

Cleaning and restoration will normally reduce the costs of a fire insurance claim. It is much cheaper than replacement of property of the resurfacing of damaged items such as tables and other furniture.

When restoring smoke-damaged materials and surfaces from commercial fire damage, SERVPRO's goal is to restore Pleasant Hill business property to pre-loss conditions. Our restoration teams apply basic principles of cleaning with four fundamental smoke residue elements to accomplish this.

Cleaning Principles

Locate Residue - Our teams carefully inspecting the affected area. Inspectors will start at the source of the fire and trace how far smoke has moved through buildings.

Identify Types of Residue - Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same affected environment. The restoration teams will select the most effective cleaning method that will remove the types of residues present.

Identify Type of Surface - Surface material will determine which cleaning method and products are safe to use. Our technicians are careful to preserve the material and surfaces being cleaned. In some cases, the residues may have already caused enough damage that no cleaning method may be able to restore the property.

Capture and Remove - Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. Technicians use dry and wet cleaning methods to release residues and carry the particles away from the affected surface.

Residue Elements

Temperature - Heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products. Our restoration teams select the right temperature to maximize the cleaning solution effectiveness.

Agitation - Technicians have an extensive inventory of towels, brushes, air and water pressure wands and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines to breakup smoke residues without harming the property being cleaned.

Chemical Action - Not every surface or material needs the same type of chemical action to clean a residue. Restoration teams select cleaning products depending if the action needed may be dissolving, emulsification, bleaching, oxidation or changing the pH.

Time - How long the residue has coated the surface can determine which cleaning agent and how much may be needed to clean a surface. It also determines how much labor may be needed as well.

Restoration teams have a variety of challenges to meet when cleaning smoke residue after a fire. Matching the surfaces of property to appropriate methods and cleaning agents is a skill that requires training and experience. If you are trying to deal with the results of a fire to your business, call us today at (770) 709-3266 to begin the clean-up. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is ready to help you reopen your business.

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