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How Can I Get Smoke Damage Off My Walls and Ceilings After a Kitchen Fire?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

smoke surrounding smoke detector Kitchen fires are particularly hard to remediate. SERVPRO has the know-how to restore your kitchen.

SERVPRO Techs Have Specialized Training in the Removal of all Types of Fire Loss from Your North Kingston Home    

It does not matter if the fire in your kitchen was large or small; either type can leave large amounts of damage to clean up. One of the most frustrating is the layer of soot that gets left behind on surfaces. Post-fire cleanup efforts from a professional restoration services company should begin as rapidly as possible and let them handle the cleanup of walls and ceilings. When soot covers chrome furnishings, it is caustic and can ruin anything it lands on if it remains too long. When incorrect cleaning methods get used, it can:  

  • Drive odorous soot more deeply into surfaces
  • Cause stains 
  • Destroy finishes on furnishings that had restoration potential 

How Does a Dry Cleaning Sponge Work for Fire Damage Cleanup?    

One of the many tools that SERVPRO techs bring to your North Kingston home for fire damage restoration services is dry cleaning sponges. When high heat fires burn organic materials, they leave deposits of light, powdery residues. If liquids get applied, it compounds the issues and drives the residues into the surface and worsens the problem. The techs use the dry cleaning sponges to pick up the soot and lift it away from the surfaces. They turn the sponge with each pass and then dispose of it along with the residues. In this way, painted walls can get restored and not need removal, thus saving the homeowner the cost of replacement and time for rebuilding. In cases where the sheetrock stays in place, but the particulate has gotten driven too deeply into the wall or ceiling, the techs can apply a sealant for a fresh start that only needs priming and painting.  

Fire damage needs fast action to lessen the loss and get your home back to normal as fast as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145, and the certified techs are available 24/7 to handle any fire loss to your home. 

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