Cleaning Fire Damaged Window Areas in Your Cocoa Beach Home
Cleaning Fire Damaged Window Areas
After a fire occurs in Cocoa Beach, living in a home can leave everything smelling quite awful. This odor comes from the layers of soot, ash, and other smoke by-products made by the fire. Even though it may feel oily when you accidentally touch it, it contains many corrosive components. Removing it from your home's surfaces helps remove the smell and protect your home's contents and your family.
Cocoa Beach residents often notice that the fire damage in their homes includes thicker soot deposits near windows. Because the fire pushes the smoke outward, it often gets sucked outside through cracks near windows. As it leaves your home, more massive particles become attached to the walls, window glass, drapes, and anything else near the window. Part of this phenomenon often involves a change in temperature near windows.
Our IICRC-certified technicians understand that these areas require specialized care to fully restore your home after even minor fires. We use a pH-neutral glass cleaner that quickly leaves windows streak-free and eliminates soot build-up. Other cleaners remove soot from all types of window frames. Removing the soot from these areas often includes detail work that refreshes your windows, making them look "Like it never even happened."
Draperies and their rods also need highly responsive care to protect them from the disintegrating effects of corrosive soot. We vacuum draperies to remove the drier portions and then carefully clean them so they become clean and odor-free once again. Rods also require some care after a fire to keep them functional. Wood can become dull instead of bright and shiny when soot remains too long. Window blinds can also become saturated with soot, and we tackle this occurrence with specialized equipment and procedures that quickly remove the soot from them. Moving parts receive silicone spray treatments to keep them working well, without sticking, so you can continue to use your windows as usual.
We at SERVPRO of Central Brevard know that your home's windows help shape your home's personality and look, both from the inside and to passers-by who drive past your residence. Even when most fire damage remains hidden on the exterior, windows can often show more than you might like. Call us to begin the process of restoring your windows and their dressings, making your home light, airy, and beautiful once more. Our 24-hour line is (321) 638-4947, where we can be reached every day of the year.