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What Levels of Smoke and Soot Damage Threaten Raleigh Homes?

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

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Understanding the Level of Damage to Raleigh Properties Can Focus Fire Damage Restoration. 

Fires can be a rapidly spreading and destructive disaster for your home or business. Because of how threatened properties can become by circulating soot particles and smoke solids aerosolized by convection currents, SERVPRO professionals must contend with several types of residues and soil deposits on contents and structural surfaces. 

Light Soot Soiling

Providing fire and smoke cleanup for Raleigh homes means providing immediate actions to overcome threatening soil deposits and residue damage to the structure. Light damage can be common, especially in high-heat fires that leave a chalky residue on several surfaces. While chemical sponges aid in removing these soils, loose debris can be cleared beforehand with light mechanical actions and agitation like:

  • Feather dusters
  • Brushes
  • Vacuums

Medium Residue Damage 

Wet smoke damage can often fall into this category, as it ultimately requires some degree of wet cleaning after the initial removal of loose or excess debris on the surface. These situations and subsequent damage result from smoldering fires that do not burn as hot. Specific actions intended to target this level of residue damage and soil deposits can include: 

  • HEPA Vacuums
  • Compressed air
  • Hard-bristled brushing

Heavy Soot and Smoke Damage 

Heavy concentrations of soot and smoke damage are among the most challenging to remove and threatening to the hosting substrate. Reducing the thickness and formidable residue this becomes, aggressive mechanical actions and respective products are needed. Some of these include: 

  • Media blasting
  • Steel wool scrubbing
  • Abrasive powders

Our responding team needs to acknowledge the kind of damage that gets faced after a fire loss. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner team can better overcome obstacles in returning a fire-damaged property to preloss condition by learning the type of residue and the challenges of removing it from affected materials. Give our professionals a call today at (919) 615-1179.

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