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What Should I Do If My Personal Possessions Get Cover in Soot Residues After a Fire in Merritt Island?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

If you ever notice that your furniture or other personal items got coated by soot residues after a fire, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard!

For Fire Damage Repair and Soot Removal Inside Your Residence in Merritt Island Call SERVPRO

During most structural blazes, partially combusted particles in the form of smoke get dispersed inside your building in Merritt Island. Smoke can flow throughout your entire home and solidify, causing soot residues to get stuck on the surfaces of your contents and building materials.

How can you remove soot residues from my furniture and other personal items?

During fire damage repair in Merritt Island, our SERVPRO technicians can often save many of your building materials and contents that got affected by soot residues. We have many cleaning methods at our disposal, and we can choose the best technique for your specific type of soils and surfaces affected. For example, since wooden furniture items like your kitchen chairs are non-porous, we can use water-based detergents to remove most residues. However, other things such as your upholstered chairs or couches cannot be cleaned using wet methods because water can soak the soot in deeper, so we clean these items using dry methods. Some of your smaller contents can best get cleaned by using immersion cleaning methods.

What is immersion cleaning, and what items does it get used to clean?

    •    Immersion cleaning consists of items getting fully immersed in a cleaning solution to remove the soot residues.
    •    This method can be used to clean any item that is small enough to disperse and can withstand being soaked entirely in a water-based solution.
    •    When cleaning soot residues from Venetian blinds, immersion cleaning methods can be useful.
    •    During this process, small soiled contents can get placed in a product like Ultra Content Cleaner that is mixed with water. We then used a brush or a towel to scrub the residues off of the items. Next, we rinse off each piece with water before letting it dry and returning it to your home.

If you ever notice that your furniture or other personal items got coated by soot residues after a fire, call SERVPRO of Central Brevard at (321) 638-4947 any day of the week.

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