Cleaning Fire Damage From North Fort Myers Homes
Certified SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Promptly to Help Remediate Damage After a Fire in Your Home
North Fort Myers homes can suffer a wide range of damage after a fire. In a few cases, the entire structure can be damaged and then condemned as unlivable. The majority of fires are small, and usually located in one room. It is the smoke that moves through the home, causing most of the damage.
When fire damage strikes North Fort Myers homes, SERVPRO technicians follow five basic principles to determine the extent of the damage, and then clean and restore the property. The end goal is to restore all affected material to its pre-fire condition.
First, they locate the smoke residues by carefully inspecting the affected rooms, hallways, and crawlspaces. Inspectors begin at the source of the fire and follow how far the smoke moved through the home.
Next, SERVPRO technicians identify the type of residues. Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same environment depending on what types of materials burned. The restoration team selects a cleaning method that effectively removes each type of smoke residue.
Before starting any cleaning processes, they identify the surface of each type of affected property. Porous surfaces like fabrics and wood absorb smoke residues faster and easier than non-porous surfaces such as metal and marble countertops. Fabrics and wood require more gentle methods of cleaning, but still, require brushes and other agitation tools to remove the residues completely.
Now, our teams can begin the cleaning process. If the residue is dry and powdery, they often begin with a vacuum. After removing the majority of it, technicians use a combination of dry and wet methods to remove the rest. Non-porous surfaces can often be wiped clean with a dry sponge. If the residue layer is very sticky, they use a cleaning agent to break it up and then use a wet sponge to clean the surface. Technicians use the same methods for porous surfaces, but their more fragile nature requires a milder cleaning agent in some cases.
Finally, they dispose of the collected residues. Every team conducts all disposal according to Florida waste regulations.
At SERVPRO of Cape Coral, our goal is to return your home to its original condition. If you are dealing with the results of a recent fire, call us today at (239) 573-5911 for help.
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