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We Discuss Ways To Clean Contents After A Fire In Agoura Hills

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged kitchen As soon as you notice damage call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 any time of day.

Fire Damage Pros In Agoura Hills Talk About Ways To Clean Contents

If smoke ever gets into your Agoura Hills home, your contents could get negatively affected by soot residues. During most fire damage restoration projects, our SERVPRO technicians try to clean your contents instead of replacing them. Replacing items can get expensive, so we always try to clean The affected items first. We can use different methods based on the types of soils present.

In some cases, when restoring fire damage in Agoura Hills, our SERVPRO crew uses dry cleaning methods. Dry sponges work well to remove soots off of porous materials. Dusting cloths can also be implemented to wipe away some soot residues.

In other situations, wet cleaning methods could be best for restoring your soiled contents. Wet cleaning usually involves removing the soot using water and sometimes combining it with a detergent. During this process, the item being cleaned gets completely saturated in the water-based solution.

Another method we can use to battle soot is the spray and wipe technique. When using this procedure, chemicals get sprayed onto affected surfaces and then wiped off with a clean, dry towel. Using this technique, our technicians have better control over how much chemicals they apply. Spray and wipe is effective for materials that might be damaged if saturated with Cleaning products.

Other products use Foam to clean off the soils from your contents. Foam cleaning is used primarily for upholstery fabrics that might shrink when wet or whose dyes would likely bleed. Mattresses and box springs with light smoke residues usually respond well to foam cleaning.

Other cleaning techniques use abrasive chemicals or application techniques to agitate the soils, forcing them off of the surfaces of your contents. Products such as Stain Scrub is a liquid crème cleaner that contains a mild abrasive. We can use abrasive cleaners on high gloss surfaces by applying them gently with a damp sponge. Another way to clean soot residues is to agitate the affected surface by applying cleaning products with steel wool or a scrubbing pad.

Our main goal when restoring your smoke-related problems in your house in Oak Park or Westlake is to return your home to The way it was before “Like it never even happened.” As soon as you notice damage call SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills at (818) 991-6292 any time of day.

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