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2 Critical Fire Damage Restoration Tasks Performed by Technicians in Fairfield, NJ

January 24th, 2019 · No Comments

When a fire occurs in your Fairfield, NJ home, the initial damage isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. There’s also secondary damage that continues even after the fire is extinguished. The only way to recover your home and fight against secondary damage is to contact the fire damage restoration specialists at ServiceMaster Metropolitan. We’ll ensure everything is restored quickly and effectively.


Today, we’re going to look at the critical tasks we perform as part of effective fire damage restoration.


Proper Identification of Materials that Burned


Soot formation depends upon what materials burned during the fire. Identifying the materials helps us select the right cleaning products to achieve the desired results.


Let’s look at a few examples that provide an insight into the different byproducts created during a fire:

  • Hydrogen cyanide is the byproduct when wool burns
  • If wood burns, the byproducts released are Manganese and Benzene


Proper Cleanup of Soot Residues in Fire Damage Restoration

Our experts take steps to ensure soot residues are cleaned in the right manner. Let’s explore the details in this section.


Step #1: Set Up Proper Ventilation


The first thing our technicians do is set up proper ventilation in your home. For this our experts place box fans close to windows, so soot and dust can be drawn out of your home.


Step #2: Follow the Right Procedures


Our experts fully understand that desired results can be achieved when the right procedures are followed. The procedures our experienced fire damage restoration technicians follow include:

  • Start cleanup work from ceilings
  • Cleanup walls and fixtures
  • Start cleaning content in the house
  • Clean the flooring


Step #3: Select the Right Cleaning Options


Our technicians utilize their experience to select the right cleaning options and techniques. Tasks they perform in this context include:

  • Perform vacuuming for floors and upholstery
  • Neutralize acidic soot by utilizing alkaline cleaners
  • Dry-clean fine clothing
  • Launder draperies and clothing


Step #4: Clean Exterior Walls and Eaves


We’re trained in the proper procedures for the cleanup of exterior walls and eaves. For instance, we spray detergents and properly agitate soot with the help of a brush to dislodge it. Next, our technicians utilize pressure washing in the right sequence (bottom to top) to clean these surfaces.


It can be said that professional expertise is quite important during fire damage restoration work. The technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan are trained as well as experienced in performing this type of complex task. We also have the right equipment and cleaning solutions to achieve the best results.


If your home has suffered a fire, for immediate fire damage restoration assistance in Fairfield, NJ and all of northern New Jersey, contact us at (855) 560-7999.

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