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Holly Hill's Fire Damage Experts Explain Cleaning Different Types of Items

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Monkey Around with Fire & Smoke Damage and Odors in Your Holly Hill Home--Contact SERVPRO for Restoration

SERVPRO's Technicians Can Clean and Restore Most Smoke Damaged Items and Materials in Holly Hill

Whenever a fire starts on a property in Holly Hill, many things such as structural building materials and your possessions become susceptible to damage. No matter where the fire starts on your property the blaze can quickly spread to areas that put building materials and contents at risk. The flames and heat created by the blaze can cause issues but the smoke coming from it can damage things as well.

Whenever anything burns materials combust which is the act of a substance changing from a solid state to a gaseous state using heat. During just about every fire damage in Holly Hill, not all particles combust entirely creating smoke and additional problems. Smoke can travel throughout a building and leave behind burnt scents and soot residues.

During any mitigation project, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the building to see which areas were impacted by smoke. Once the scope of the project is determined, we begin by removing any materials or contents that are severely burnt or charred. Next, we work towards cleaning any materials or contents that received soot damage.

The cleanability of soot residues varies based on what types of fuels burned and other conditions relating to the fire. Our SERVPRO technicians use a variety of methods to remove soot from different materials. Porous materials are cleaned best using dry methods so that moisture does not soak soot residues deep into the items. Non-porous materials can be cleaned well with wet methods because they repel moisture.

Some items that get affected by soot residues such as electronics require special attention. Our SERVPRO restoration crew takes prompt action when cleaning electronic items so that damage is kept to a minimum. Some residues can eat away and corrode metal components causing electronic failure in the device.
If the interior of electronic items contains soot, then it must be cleaned by a qualified electronics technician. Our crew can clean the metal exterior of the items with specialized chemicals. We are also able to clean the rubber parts on the items with oil to prevent corrosion.

Many expensive items can get damaged by smoke and malfunction in the future if not treated immediately. If you ever need help cleaning soot from materials affected by smoke, call SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 24 hours a day.

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