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Cape Coral Fire Mishap? Try Calling SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

View of Clean bathroom, towel hanging, hair dryer, and not residue from smoke or a fire A Cape Coral Bathroom After SERVPRO Removes the Soot and Smoke--"Like it never even happened."

Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Your Cape Coral Bathroom

You left your curling iron on in the bathroom, and it ignited a towel. The small fire spread to your combustible makeup, then to your toothbrush, and finally to your shower curtain! What can you do to fix this damage and prevent the rest of your Cape Coral home from being impacted by this localized fire?

After the flames from the fire-damaged Cape Coral home simmer down, you are left with smoke and soot all over the bathroom. The first step in the mitigation process is to isolate the damaged area from the rest of the house by containing the mess.

Smoke circulates through the air, and it tends to stick to many different surfaces - especially walls and textiles. Likewise, soot clings to just about anything, making it difficult to clean yourself or your damaged items. SERVPRO technicians take precautions by boarding up open windows and laying tarp over roofs and floors to prevent these substances from spreading to the other parts of your home.

The HVAC unit needs to be turned off immediately, so the smoke, soot, and odors do not circulate through the central air system. Fans and vents should be off while the cleanup and restoration process is taking place. The key to eliminating harmful smoke and odors is to make sure they are contained as much as possible for easy elimination.

Dry-cleaning methods are useful for areas with light smoke and grime. Non-abrasive solutions are applied gently with towels to wipe away the residue that has built up on your bathroom surfaces. Soot needs to be vacuumed or wiped as quickly as possible, or else it can harden and become more difficult. There are wet cleaning processes for efficiently wiping away layers of soot, which uses water and saturation agents depending on the surface being cleaned. Often, our SERVPRO technicians can spray with plastic bottles for this purpose. Most bathroom surfaces are hard, not porous materials, and respond well to surface cleaning.

Lastly, SERVPRO FSRT fire and smoke restoration technicians use different deodorization devices such as hydroxyl generators or misters to break down remaining odors from the fire. Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting techniques are used to bring your bathroom back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Cape Coral at (239) 573-5911 for fire damage cleanup and restoration services. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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