Three Levels of Soot Cleanup in Brooklyn Residences
After a Fire, Cleaning Up Soot and Smoke Damage Deposits in Brooklyn Homes is Critical
Fires are among the most devastating situations that property owners might face in their lifetime. With the severity of these emergencies and how much of your home can be damaged by soot in smoke residues, we have specific approaches to eliminate this smoke damage where it is found.
Surface Cleaning Strategies for Manageable Soils
Getting fire and smoke clean up in Brooklyn homes started means choosing the ideal approach to remove soot and smoke residues from surfaces. Often, surface treatments with chemical sponges can be effective in high heat fire damage scenarios. However, thicker residues that are more challenging to remove might also require wet cleaning approaches. We utilize a range of products to accomplish this, including:
- Alkaline cleaners
- Water-based solutions
Aggressive Cleaning with Machines
It can also be possible to utilize machines like our media blasters with specific materials such as walnuts, baking soda, and sponges to clean surface soils that are more challenging than typical wet or dry cleaning approaches can resolve. Despite being an aggressive cleaning measure, these efforts can often be critical in protecting and preserving underlying substrates impacted by soot damage.
Controlled Demolition as a Final Resort
Removing building materials is rarely the first step that our professionals wish to take after fire damage. We carefully assess the salvageability of multiple exposed surfaces and contents to clean and restore them if possible. When these efforts have been exhausted, it is worth considering removing damaged portions of structural materials and replacing them.
It is easy to see multiple possible soot cleaning strategies available for fire-damaged homes in Brooklyn. Despite how rapidly fire damage can occur in apartments and houses, our experienced fire restoration professionals can respond fast to help when it is needed most. Give our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn team a call today at (718) 522-4400.