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Can You Remove Smoke Residues from Finished Cabinets in Daytona Beach Homes?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Finished wood can be difficult to restore after prolonged fire damage exposure, but SERVPRO has several strategies for this situation. 



Fires that start in the kitchen can be a restoration challenge for Daytona Beach homes, even with experienced fire restoration companies like our SERVPRO team. While often these fires originate with mismanagement of cooking equipment or surfaces, the effects can coat or impact nearly every material in the room. When smoke and protein residues adhere to finished wood like the kitchen cabinets, specific practices and products are best to handle these conditions.

Fire damage restoration for Daytona Beach homes is a combination of careful planning and effective products/powerful equipment in our inventory. With residues on cabinetry in your kitchen, we must determine what approach does not mar or scratch the finished surface under the soiling whenever possible. 

What Are the Best Strategies for Cleaning Cabinets? 

Because finished wood fixtures can often be an expensive element to replace entirely in your kitchen, restoring these cabinets is advisable over removing and replacing them. Depending on the finish and the type of residue present, there are several strategies for this:

  • Dissolving – With the practice like dissolves like, we can choose detergents and solvents with similar soil compositions to remove it. 
  • Emulsifying – Some cleansers work by pulling particles away from the surface with natural repellent processes like oil and water. 
  • Refinishing – Finished wood can get repaired by refinishing if abrasive cleaning and agitation practices mar the surface. 
  • Controlled Demolition – When cleaning is ineffective, demolition is often the only choice left. Cabinetry can get replaced after the restoration of the kitchen. 

Fire damages can be among the most threatening situations your kitchen faces, and your cabinets can see much of this damage. Let our SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach team help with cleaning and restoring these fixtures. Call us today at (386) 677-9993.

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