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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Saves Staunton Homes from Lasting Effects of Fire Damage

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO smoke damage sign Soot from fire damage is no easy task to handle. SERVPRO technicians know all the tricks of the trade along with having experience.

Cleaning Staunton Homes After Fire Damage 

The layer of smoke and soot left after fire damage to your Staunton home can cause lasting damage if not cleaned promptly. SERVPRO techs use several cleaning agents and techniques to remove the residue as quickly as possible to limit the potential damage. 

SERVPRO techs use cleaning strategies that break the bonds between the soils and the surface they adhere to during the cleanup of fire damage to your Staunton home. The cleaning methods used depend on several factors, including the soil's nature and the surface involved. 

Breaking Bonds Between Soils and Surfaces During Fire Restoration

The four key cleaning actions that SERVPRO techs use to loosen soils from the various surface include-

  • Mechanical agitation is the initial step to dislodge soil, cleaning smoke and soot residue. Techs use sponges and scrubbers to remove loosely bound residue before using other cleaning methods. 
  • Lubrication helps the soil particles "slide" into the cleaning solution. SERVPRO techs use detergent solutions to lubricate the soils and emulsify oily residues into the cleaning solution. 
  • Chemical action can alter the chemistry of the soils breaking their bonds with surfaces. Enzymes, oxidizing and reducing bleaches remove the residue after fire damage by chemical action. 
  • Suspension and dispersion refer to extracting the surface residue into the cleaning product. Suspension of residue occurs when soil dissolves or emulsifies in a cleaning product. 

Combining these cleaning actions ensures that the residue left behind after fire damage is removed before it can create any permanent damage. SERVPRO works hard to ensure that your home is restored "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Rockingham and Augusta Counties at (540) 433-6100 to know how we can help.     

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