Fire/Smoke/Soot Restoration Process Tips
Dealing with smoke or fire damage in your house? If there’s a lingering fire or smoke aroma, spraying an air freshener around is just going to cover the smell momentarily. It won’t take care of the underlying issue. That’s when you need to call in the fire and smoke damage restoration experts.
What are some services offered by a Massachusetts smoke and fire damage restoration company to help with fire, smoke, and soot damage?
- Structural cleaning. After your fire damage event, your home may need a thorough cleaning, involving the ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpets, and flooring. An experienced fire damage restoration professional will pre-test your home’s surfaces to determine the extent of the damage and then use the state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning products to clean and protect those surfaces. In some cases -- depending on the amount of soot, a fire damage professional can remove the need for repainting or refinishing your home, or they will clean to deodorize and prepare the surface for painting.
- Contents cleaning. You may not even think about it, but your curtains, furniture upholstery, furniture, area rugs, and even your kitchen appliances, electronics, and art can also contain soot or smoke residue and need to be cleaned. Fire damage restoration professionals will inspect and test all of the fabrics in your home to determine which need to be cleaned and the most appropriate cleaning methods for each fabric. This can include both wet or dry cleaning services for fabrics, and a cleaning and deodorization for the other restorable contents of your home.
- Deodorization. It’s not enough to just cover up lingering fire or smoke odors with an air freshener or candle. Instead, fire damage professionals will look for the sources of the odor and remove them through various deodorization methods.
Here at SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield, we pride ourselves on our fast response time and our emergency mitigation system that helps lower fire damage recovery costs and minimize additional property damages. Reach out to the Massachusetts fire damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield to get your home back to its preloss condition.