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How SERVPRO Uses Immersion Cleaning to Restore Fire Damaged Belongings in Seaford

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged dresser and belongings Usually, not all is lost after a fire. We use immersion cleaning to restore your belongings.

Immersion Cleaning During Fire Damage Restoration in Seaford

In the case that something burns inside your Seaford home, many of your contents can get coated in soot residues. One primary focus of a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO when mitigating fire damage is to clean all of your contents. Soils and soot residues created by smoke can ruin some of your possessions and become a source for foul aromas.

During any fire damage project in Seaford, our SERVPRO technicians can often save many of your contents by cleaning them. We can implement various methods of cleaning for the different types of materials that got affected inside your house. For example, we clean some items like clothing and other small fabric items in a washing machine using specialized detergents. Immersion cleaning works for other items.

Immersion cleaning completely submerges fire damaged items in liquid solutions. We clean items with hard, non-porous surfaces by soaking them in certain cleaning chemicals. One example is the cleaning of soiled Venetian blinds by dipping them into a bath of the industry-approved product.

In many immersion cleaning situations, we can use a chemical called Ultra Content Cleaner. This chemical gets mixed with hot water in a sink or large basin. The affected contents then get soaked with the solution, and a brush is used to help dislodge any soils present. Once your materials appear to be clean, we then rinse off the remaining solution with hot water.

Another form of immersion cleaning gets completed using an ultrasonic machine. An ultrasonic machine works by getting filled up with a chemical such as our Ultrasonic Cleaning Agent and water. The affected items get placed in the tub; then, the machine uses high-frequency sound waves to create millions of bubbles that "scrub" the items and help dislodge soils.

Ultrasonic cleaning is less labor-intensive than other cleaning methods, but the technique still involves skill. Our SERVPRO technicians must know how much electrical power to use and what frequency of sound waves to utilize. We also have to use our experience to know the water temperature and cleaning solution to implement.

Immersion cleaning can help you save items like your jewelry after a fire takes its toll. For 24/7 assistance, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600, and we return your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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