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

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

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

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 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 Bellmore property and then pretest for cleanability.

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

Types of Cleaning Methods After Fire Damage

We prefer using peroxide active cleaning processes when attending to nonporous and porous ceiling surfaces with heavy tar soiling to clean fire damage. 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 our SERVPRO technicians work 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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