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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Solvent-based Fire Damage Cleanup for Tallahassee Residents

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

Inside of a home that has fire and soot damage. Cleaning your Tallahassee fire damage is very serious, let us be there to assist you.

Tallahassee, SERVPRO is here for all your fire damage needs.

Usually, a property fire is followed by a lengthy cleanup process. Certain charred materials need removal and disposal. Others may be considered restorable or salvageable. Being able to sift through debris as well as identify the areas in your home where soot or smoke residues may reside is essential to performing a quick service. Your estimator may inspect and test residues to put together your claim expense. Equally, our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FRST) can conduct pre-tests of residues to determine an appropriate cleaning method. 

We can handle your fire damage cleanup in Tallahassee from start to finish. After pre-testing surfaces and soiling, SERVPRO can begin the process of capturing dry residues. These dry residues are usually created by the combustion of natural materials or soot that get blown outward from a high-pressure fire. We use wet/dry vacuums to help remove any loose soot from the surface, which can help prepare a surface for the solvent cleaning stage.

Solvent-based cleaning methods are useful on surfaces where there are no loose particles. As a wet-cleaning method, these can be more time-consuming as drying times becomes an additional factor. However, by applying the correct wet-cleaning methods, SERVPRO can complete a thorough cleanup that can help to reduce odor while getting your home back to its preloss condition. 

Solvent cleaning agents can be water or oil-based depending on the type of smoke residue we are removing. Generally, the solvent is applied, which loosens the bonded particles from a surface. These particles become suspended in the solvent then removed by washing away cleaning products with clean water. SERVPRO technicians can significantly reduce the drying times by applying air-movers or other drying equipment to the affected surfaces.

If you are considering conducting fire cleanup yourself, it is vital to be aware of the state and local laws regarding the disposal of cleaning solvents. You should never dispose of solvents in sewer or septic systems, avoid storm drains, or disposing of solvent in septic tanks. 

Our technicians can dispose of the solvent correctly in line with local and federal laws during fire cleanup. Contact SERVPRO of North Leon County at (850) 536-6599 for expert assistance. 

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