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How Professionals Clean Walls and Ceilings After a Fire in Your Seaford Home

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are difficult to remove from walls and ceilings. Let SERVPRO and their experienced technicians professionally restore your home.

Cleaning Soot and Smoke from Walls and Ceilings during Fire Damage Restoration in Seaford

Fire damage incidents leave behind a lot of soot and smoke particles on the walls and ceilings. Since all surfaces are different, we use several cleaning procedures when attending to the surfaces. We know walls are painted or unpainted, finished or unfinished, metallic tile, acoustic tile, textured plaster, and in other different forms. Some buildings also have walls covered with fabrics, carpeting, and wallpaper. We have to identify the kind of ceiling and wall surfaces in your Seaford property, and then pretest for cleanability.

Some of the factors that our SERVPRO technicians consider when performing fire damage restoration in your Seaford property includes the type of smoke particles, surface type and if the area is dry cleanable or wet cleanable. The main methods we use when cleaning the walls and ceiling are wet cleaning, peroxide active cleaning, and using a dry cleaning sponge.

To clean fire damage, we prefer using a peroxide active cleaning processes when attending to nonporous and porous ceiling surfaces with heavy tar soiling. Because the technique is not aggressive, it cannot dissolve the coating on blown and textured ceilings. We also prefer it when cleaning acoustical ceilings. When our SERVPRO technicians are cleaning wooden, metallic, painted ceilings, we use wet cleaning procedures. The method can clean heavy soot residues, dry ash, and oil-based residues. Before we can introduce any wet cleaning procedure, we use a dry cleaning sponge. The method can work on all kinds of ceilings containing light-medium non-oil based residues.

When out SERVPRO technicians are working in a heavily soiled site; we may decide to use steel wool pads to introduce the needed aggressiveness. With time, the pads become contaminated, so, we rinse them well before continuing. Using steel wool pads can scratch surfaces, so we use them when it is necessary to repaint walls or ceilings after the cleaning.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is an industry leader with highly trained technicians who respond Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call us at (516) 809-9600 to benefit from our quality emergency services.

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