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Basics of Fire Damage Restoration for Knoxville Homes

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged bedroom with soot covering everything and debris everywhere Recovering from a fire in your home can be quite stressful. Contact our experienced team 24/7 to help you through this difficult time.

Factors of Fire Damage Restoration

It is important to determine the most efficient cleaning and restoring approach for damaged materials and contents in a home following fire loss events. Because there are multiple layers of needed restorative action, professionals of our recovery team evaluate the most pressing concerns to address these first. Several factors can influence the effectiveness of specific cleaning and soot removal solutions.

Where is Cleaning Needed?

When beginning fire damage restoration in Knoxville properties, it is necessary to determine where surface cleaning needs are required. Migrating loss effects can impact several building materials, and soil deposits on surfaces become substantial obstacles in the restoration process. A pre-job evaluation of the property determines what materials require surface cleaning techniques.

Factors of Successful Surface Cleaning

Beyond choosing the right product and approach for the specific materials affected, cleaning technicians must follow certain principles to ensure the most comprehensive and efficient solutions. Our educated FSRT-certified technicians appreciate these principles and their impact on the overall restoration process and necessary cleaning. These can include:

  • Time – this will measure the length of time passed between the exposure to harsh elements and adverse conditions to when the cleaning process begins.
  • Action – this factor measures the mechanical action chosen to aid the cleaning process. The use of dry vacuums, brushes, steel wool, and other abrasive products reduces the thickness and severity of post-fire residues.
  • Contact – contact determines the length of time between introducing a cleaning product or chemical against surface residues and soot deposits to when the secondary action is implemented to wipe this buildup away.
  • Temperature – warmer temperatures tend to allow chemical processes to happen faster. Technicians can manipulate the environmental conditions to suit the cleaning necessary in each situation.

After a fire, our SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville team is ready to help however you need. Give us a call today at (865) 862-8907.

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