5 Cleaning Methods for Smoke Damage
Cleaning Processes That May Be Recommended
If your commercial business in Van Buren has had smoke damage, you’re probably thinking ”Who is the best company to clean all this?” You’ll be happy to know that the professionals at SERVPRO are experts with the MANY ways to clean items made of various materials. Every surface absorbs substances differently. Depending on what substance is used to clean the area, will also affect the end result. SERVPRO has the skill to determine which technique will be most effective to clean your items. With a great deal of care, SERVPRO will pack up all of your “dirty” belongings and take it to our cleaning facility. From There, we will decide how to clean it. Once the items are cleaned, they are repacked and brought back to you. Listed are some cleaning methods that SERVPRO uses.
- Wet Cleaning
Wet cleaning is perhaps what is most commonly thought of when it comes to washing away smoke damage. This is when liquid cleaner is applied to damaged areas and water is used to wash away cleaner and leave a clean surface.
- Spray and Wipe
In many cases the content cleaning of solid materials, such as tables and filing cabinets, can be cleaned by simply using the spray and wipe method. After cleaning, SERPVRO can move clean items to content storage until repairs can be completed.
This cleaning method is used when items are very sensitive or only need minimal cleaning. The process may involve a spray cleaner or powder depending on the item and damage type.
- Immersion Cleaning
In some cases smoke damaged items will need to be immersed in a cleaner. Depending on the damage level the item may either be left to soak or simply dipped so it can be completely submerged in the cleaner before being washed off.
- Foam Cleaning
This method is usually used when dealing with upholstery that might react poorly to liquid cleaners. A special foam is used to avoid soaking the fabric, and can effectively remove any smoke odor the fire may have left behind.
The cleaning style SERVPRO professionals use to restore your office items may depend on the item type and the degree of damage. Light damage may be removed with the dry-cleaning process, while some items made need to be immersed in a cleaner for a time to properly rid of any smoke or soot damage. Others can be simply sprayed with a solution and wiped off.
SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties should be your first choice for any residential or commercial restoration needs. Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage and potential threats, extract and contain the affected area, dry, and restore your property to preloss condition.
SERVPRO of Crawford & South Washington Counties is available 24/7 by calling 479-318-6774.
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