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Can My Home Look Again Like It Did Before A Fire?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

A house burnt on the siding. Let SERVPRO get your Stony Brook home back on track after a fire damage.

Yes, If You Have SERVPRO Restoration Put Your Stony Brook Home Back Together

Residential fires are usually limited when it comes to physical damage from the heat and flames. For most homes, the problems occur after the fire begins to cool, leaving smoke residues on nearly every surface in a home. 

Aren’t Residues Simple to Wipe Away?

Some are, but others take a more serious amount of time, tools, and even special cleaning agents. Fire restoration in Stony Brook homes requires a well-trained, and well-equipped, response team. SERVPRO has some of the best-trained technicians in the restoration industry and access to a nation-wide network of equipment for returning your home to its pre-fire condition. 

What Determines How SERVPRO Cleans Residues from My Home?

There are four types of smoke residues; Dry, Wet, Protein, and Fuel Oil. Protein (food-based) is limited to the kitchen usually and Fuel Oil happens only in winter with homes heated by an oil-burning furnace. Below are the factors which determine the more common dry and wet types.

  • Type of Material burned in the fire.
  • Amount of Oxygen for combustion.
  • The Rate of Combustion

Natural materials (paper and cotton for example) leave dry residues. Synthetic materials (plastic and foam rubber) leave stickier residues. A hotter fire, rich in oxygen burns both drier and easier to remove. Cooler fires with reduced oxygen deposit wet residues that smear and become sticky once they cool off. 

How Do Technicians Remove Them?

SERVPRO team members can use soft brushes and dry sponges to wipe dry residues off surfaces. For very thick layers or wet residues, they can use stiff brushes and one of the cleaning agents designed for removing them. If either type of residue is on a rough surface like brick, concrete, or stone, technicians can also use a powered agitator for removal. 

To schedule a service call to restore your home here or in Setauket, call SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 today.  

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