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Procedure Followed by Fire Damage Restoration Firms to Restore Your Wayne, NJ, Home and Belongings with Fire Damage Repair

October 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

Residential Buildings are the leading type of property involved in fires. If your home in Wayne, NJ, or anywhere in northern New Jersey has been ravaged by a fire, it‘s imperative to immediately contact a fire damage restoration company to salvage your belongings and perform the necessary cleanup tasks. In this context we’ll look at the procedures followed by fire damage repair professionals to properly clean up your home.

Procedure for Smoke and Soot Removal After a Fire

Upholstery and Curtains

Before the task of cleaning and odor removal is performed, restoration professionals will first try to get rid of the soot deposited upon these surfaces.

The use of any type of upright vacuum or attachment consisting of beater bars or brushes will be avoided as it will force the soot deeper into the fabric and make the fire damage clean up even harder.

Restoration technicians will utilize specialized vacuums and maintain the vacuum nozzle just above the surface to lift the soot from fabric’s surface without making contact.

As soon as the surface is cleaned it will be properly covered to avoid resoiling while the soot removal process continues.

Carpets, Bedding, and Clothes

Carpets will require cleaning using a vacuum with a HEPA filter followed by additional cleaning using an extraction machine or a rotary scrubber.

The problem with bedding and clothing is that these items will retain smoke odors until the particulates and unburned chemicals are completely removed. To accomplish this task, the items will be soaked in detergent and then washed.

If clothing or bedding items can be bleached, laundry bleach will be added during the wash cycle to achieve optimum results.

Hard, Porous Materials

When soot covers hard, porous materials such as wallboard, painted surfaces, exposed wood, wallpaper, or plaster, the items will be cleaned using a dry chemical sponge.

The benefit of a dry chemical sponge is that it stops soil from seeping deep into material’s surface, where it would remain as a permanent stain.

Hard (Less Porous) Materials

To clean soot from hard materials that are less porous, such as counter tops, glass, tiles, vinyl wallpaper, sealed wood, appliances, or metal, the fire damage mitigation professionals will use a household cleaning detergent.

For white painted surfaces, plastic, or PVC windows, to remove acidic soot that can result in permanent staining, an alkali detergent will be used.

Having your home destroyed by a fire can be a very shocking experience. To prevent further damage to your belongings due to soot, smoke, and the water used to extinguish the fire, immediately contact a fire damage restoration firm to perform the necessary cleanup tasks.

ServiceMaster Metropolitan proudly serves the residents of Wayne, NJ and all of northern New Jersey. We have the required experience in performing fire damage remediation tasks and can ensure your precious belongings are restored in the best possible manner. Simply contact us on our 24/7/365 emergency number (855) 560-7999. Our technicians will be quickly dispatched to your home to begin the tasks of fire damage restoration.


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