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Helping Upper West Side Fire Restoration with Surface Cleaning

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Cloud Don’t let your property be a victim of fire damage.

The Elements of Fast Fire Restoration

Fire restoration often focuses on the measures of our SERVPRO team to eliminate soil deposits and soot particles from the impacted environment. Both air quality improvement and surface cleaning are necessary, and with multiple building materials and contents coated with smoke solids, we have many products and techniques to help.  

The Best Surface Cleaning Agent

Choosing the right cleaning product is a matter of considering multiple variables for the most efficient fire restoration in Upper West Side properties. Often the age and type of material hosting the residue can be a significant contributor to the cleaning agent necessary. Environmental conditions also play a part in the productivity and success of applied restoration products. 

Agitation of Surface Cleaners

Either through pre-cleaning to remove loose soils or in the sense of required agitation and mechanical action to improve the effectiveness of used surface cleaners, physical action is a beneficial element to the cleaning we provide. Scrubbing with steel wool and hard-bristled brushes can allow solvents and detergents to reach more soot particles and require less abrasive methods. Efforts might include:

  • Feather Dusting
  • Steel Wool
  • Brushing
  • Dry Vacuuming

Modifying the Temperature

When the environment is cooler, chemical processes, including the evaporation of surface moisture, can happen at a slower rate. Clearing soot deposits cannot occur as efficiently as possible without increasing the temperature of the surfaces impacted to boost molecular movement and the needed time for restoration processes to complete. 

Cleaning Agent Contact Time

The final consideration and factor in the cleaning and restoring soot-covered surfaces and contents in your home is the contact time needed for cleaning agents on these materials. The required exposure time changes with each application and area of the house to achieve emulsification or bonding with soils to trap them.

SERVPRO of Upper West Side can help with fire damage. Give us a call when disasters strike at (917) 498-1362. 

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