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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Follow The Necessary Process To Restore Your Teaneck Home After A Fire Disaster

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

A candle torched this corner bedroom wall causing some destruction. Our team arrived right away and began cleanup of the damage.

Tips for Cleaning Up after a Fire Damages Your Teaneck Residence

No matter how large or small a fire is, it causes stress to the victims and significant smoke damage that poses a risk to the contents of a house. If you do not clean up soot and smoke, it may settle on various surfaces and stain them permanently within hours. Since soot is acidic, it speeds up the corrosion and deterioration of vital possessions.

To compound the issue, water from firefighting efforts can ruin items like furniture, electronics, and appliances. Restoring your Teaneck residence after fire damage is a systematic process. You can begin by removing the soot that has accumulated on different surfaces. Cleaning soot is difficult because it has an oily base, especially if many plastic items are burned. This issue makes it daunting to use a rag to wipe off soot from surfaces. Instead, it is necessary to use a cleaning agent to remove the soot. Some items you need to eradicate soot include:

• Large buckets
• Trisodium phosphate cleaner
• Large, heavy-duty trash bags
• Sponges

You also need to wear proper safety attire like goggles, gloves, a plastic body suit, and waterproof boots to avoid health risks. Mix the trisodium phosphate with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Start cleaning at one end of the fire-damaged area and move to the other end methodically. As you clean, examine items for damage and take photos for your insurance claim.

If you prefer to hire professionals to clean up your home, SERVPRO can take care of every detail for you. Our fire restoration process involves mitigating the destruction and providing soot cleanup as quickly as possible. Apart from the visible structural destruction, we can evaluate the contents in your house for recovery based on factors like effect of heat and smoke, replacement versus restoration expense, sentimental value and loss of value.

We can also remove the water associated with extinguishing a fire using shop vacs and then use professional-grade air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry out the affected areas. We monitor our equipment closely to ensure rapid drying time and prevent further destruction.

Our Smoke & Fire Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can also eliminate soot and smoke damage from walls, ceilings, cabinets, furniture, and other surfaces using specialized techniques and tools. We utilize dry cleaning methods to eradicate light to medium non-grease residues or to pre-clean excess residues before wet cleaning.

Our SERVPRO technicians can eliminate surface dust using dusting cloths or feather dusters by lightly wiping or brushing the surface. Dry cleaning sponges and vacuuming can eradicate particulate soiling and light debris. We use wet cleaning methods to eliminate moderate to heavy residues. This process involves using water that may or may not contain a cleaning agent.

When in need of fire restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood. We have the knowledge and equipment to make the effect of a fire “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (201) 266-0482 for effective cleanup.

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