How Do You Eliminate Soot and Smoke Residue After a Fire?
Follow the Cleanup Guidelines Outlined by SERVPRO to Restore Your Home
Seeing the damage from a fire can be a traumatic experience, and removing damaged or ruined items are often just the beginning of the restoration process. You should consider using a professional to clean soot and smoke residue and get your home back to normal.
What is the first step in dealing with damage from soot and smoke residue?
SERVPRO professionals have considerable training in identifying different kinds of residues and odor particles, which helps them pinpoint the ideal cleanup procedures for your fire damaged Bellflower home.
What is soot, and what are the most common types of smoke residue?
Soot is a smoke that has settled on surfaces as a residue. There are four different kinds of smoke residue:
- Dry smoke residues
- Wet smoke residues
- Protein smoke residues
- Fuel oil smoke residues
How does the type of residue determine the cleanup process?
All fires burn differently, which means they leave behind different kinds of residues. Many variables determine what kinds of residues are left behind. Still, SERVPRO professionals have the experience to outline the best cleanup process, and they know which products are necessary to eliminate the specific residues.
What is the best approach to remove residues?
- Find and identify the residues
- Identify the surfaces on which residues are present
- Capture and remove the residues
- Properly dispose of the residues
What are some of the cleaning techniques used on residues?
We use both air and fluids to remove residues, depending on the residue types and where they are present. SERVPRO professionals may use vacuuming to remove some residues, while others are captured and dissolved in different cleaning solutions. SERVPRO professionals also understand how to remove these residues after completing the cleanup process.