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How Fire Damage Cleanup Professionals Treat Wood in Hackensack, NJ Homes

December 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Fires leave behind destruction, smoke odor, soot residue, and more. You feel devastated, but help is available. The fire damage cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan are trained in a variety of fire damage scenarios so you can trust that your Hackensack, NJ home will be quickly restored to its pre-loss condition.


Today, we’re going to look at how our fire damage cleanup technicians restore the wood surfaces in your home that have been affected by fire.


Complexities of Fire Damage Cleanup


An electrical fire in a wood-built home creates a unique challenge for fire damage cleanup professionals. A few of the complexities we face include:

  • Removal of smoke odors while preserving the beautiful wood present in your home
  • If we find that other areas of the home were unaffected by the flames, we’ll only have to treat the smoke damage in those areas
  • If wood in the home gets too wet, it can result in mold growth and irregular staining. Additionally, if wood dries too fast, it can crack or split
  • We clean the smoke and dirt from all imperfections and cracks present in the wood
  • We’ll determine if smoke particles have seeped into the insulation and exterior walls. To do this, we’ll have to remove planks from each room to test for soot residues
  • Tests to check if smoke particles have traveled into wall cavities will be performed. For this, our experts remove the sheetrock in some areas to examine it


The Cleaning Procedure


If the fire damage is significant enough, our team performs soda blasting and replaces all HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.


Additionally, we use highly compressed air on different surfaces to dislodge smoke and dust particles. Our fire damage cleanup technicians also use air scrubbers to capture and remove smoke particles.


Next, our team uses water and specialized chemicals to clean the unfinished and seasoned wood. Our experts also create a catch basin to collect the residual chemicals and water to safely pump the waste from the home. This can result in elevated humidity in the home. To prevent this from warping the wood or causing other issues, we use air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity.


Once we’ve completed the fire damage cleanup, we apply wood encapsulation to protect wooden surfaces.


Saving the wood in your home after a fire requires the expertise of fire damage cleanup technicians. The experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the training and tools to restore your home to its pre-loss condition, and we’re available 24/7/365. For quick assistance in Hackensack, NJ, and all of northern New Jersey, contact us immediately at (855) 560-7999!

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