Cleaning Up After Smoke Damage
Fire, smoke, and soot will affect everything in your home, from the structure to your personal belongings. After a fire, contacting a cleaning professional may be the best decision you can make. A professional cleaning company like SERVPRO of Howell/Wall understands that your furniture, keepsakes, and other precious items are what make your house a home.
SERVPRO of Howell/Wall specializes in restoring the contents of a home or business that have suffered from fire damage or water damage. They will assess all your belongings carefully to determine what items can be restored to their original condition. Professional cleaning companies use several methods to get you back to normal after a fire:
- Foam Cleaning: This method is used for upholstery since upholstery fabrics can shrink or bleed if water is used.
- Dry Cleaning: This method is used to clean light residue.
- Wet Cleaning: This is a very effective cleaning method used to remove moderate to heavy smoke residues.
- Immersion Cleaning: This method is one where items are dipped into a bath of cleaning product.
Keep in mind that electronics that have been damaged by fire present a serious hazard. Never attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that could possibly have been affected by a fire! Smoke residue contains acids that corrode metal and can cause electronic failure in that device. Items that you should be careful of are:
- Computers and IPads, etc.
- DVD and CD players
- Cell Phones
Documents and photographs can suffer a lot of damage in a fire, and many contain information or records that can be devastating to lose permanently. SERVPRO technicians are experienced in document restoration.
If the damage to your home or business is such that it will need extensive restoration or cleaning. SERVPRO of Howell/Wall can organize an efficient move-out process of the affected areas. Removal from the area will result in a quicker remodeling process and will also protect your belongings from any further potential damage during that process. After the restoration is complete, move-in can be coordinated easily.
If your home or business has suffered damage from fire, water, or mold, give SERVPRO of Howell/Wall a call today at (732) 577-1010, or visit our website: SERVPRO of Howell/Wall