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What Does Fire Restoration Take in Woodbury Homes When Appliances Are Heavily Soiled?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

heavy smoke surrounding smoke detector Residues from fires are difficult to remove. Our SERVPRO techs have the cleaners to completely restore your home.

SERVPRO Uses Regular or Specially Formulated Cleaning Agents to Address Smoke Damage

Appliances are a common feature in different sections of a home. For instance, you may have refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, and trash compactors in the kitchen, while the laundry room may have washers and dryers. Combustion residues can soil these contents heavily after a fire in your Woodbury home.

Cleaning contents as part of fire restoration in your Woodbury home presents unique challenges. The soils may be stubborn, requiring aggressive removal methods. However, care is also necessary since some cleaning methods might damage the functionality of an item, thus invalidating the usefulness of the restoration effort. SERVPRO technicians are well versed in handling such delicate restoration tasks after a fire loss.

Our fire restoration teams handle a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • Smoke damage
  • House fire clean up

Cleaning is easier if the soiling is restricted to the outer surfaces of the appliances. Most appliances have hard surface covers made from metal, glass, plastic, Formica, or composite materials. Soiling does not penetrate beyond the surface, and therefore regular water-based detergents can help strip it off the surface.

However, problems can arise when the soiling involves oily smoke residues. Our SERVPRO technicians overcome such challenges by increasing the alkalinity of the cleaning solution by combining the regular detergents with specialized highly alkaline products with pH levels above 13. 

Proper rinsing and polishing are necessary steps after using the heavy detergents to ensure the polished surfaces of the items regain their shine. Some materials like chrome and aluminum might even pit if left unrinsed. 

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, can help you deal with any delicate fire restoration processes. Call us at (651) 314-4631. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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