Fire Restoration on Unfinished Surfaces in Brookline Homes
SERVPRO Readily Handles Fire Cleanup in Brookline
You may think of fire damage only in terms of consuming materials, reducing them to charred pieces or fine residue like ash. However, fire also leaves surfaces caked with residues requiring extensive cleanup work. The condition of the soiled surface in your Brookline home matters since the porosity level influences the cleaning challenge. Fire restoration requires special attention or equipment if the affected areas include brick, wood, or concrete surfaces.
Whenever cleaning as part of fire restoration in Brookline properties, it is essential to consider whether the process might worsen the soiling or damage the underlying material. The problem for resilient materials such as brick or concrete is mostly soil setting since it takes tremendous force to harm them. On the other hand, significant moisture absorption, heavy agitation, and harsh chemicals can readily damage unfinished wood. SERVPRO fire restoration technicians comprehend these issues, so we try to create the best conditions to facilitate cleaning.
Cleaning unfinished surfaces requires:
- Special chemical agents like denatured alcohol
- Abrasive resources like sandpaper
- Vacuuming equipment
- Protective clothing like gloves, respirators, and goggles
Cleaning unfinished surfaces
You can achieve restoration through dry or wet cleaning. Starting with dry cleaning helps remove all loose residues, so that wet cleaning does not send them deeper into the surface. The method choice also depends on whether the situation involves wet or dry smoke residues. For dry cleaning, our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians combine an abrasive option like sanding with one that collects residues conveniently, such as vacuuming.
Wet cleaning helps remove the stubborn soils attached or embedded to the surface. The wet cleaning phase allows using potent chemical agents and rinsing of the surfaces once the process is over. Our SERVPRO technicians can use a pump sprayer to apply the cleaning agent or buckets and towels.
Reasons professionals finish wet cleaning faster
- Giving solutions sufficient dwell time
- Avoiding dipping soiled towels in cleaning solutions
- Heating the cleaning solution
SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline can help you with any challenging fire restoration task. Call us at (617) 903-5055. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.