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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Does SERVPRO Address Soot Fire Damage in Oyster Bay?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke damage Fire and smoke remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for the job.

Post-fire recovery involves many aspects of cleaning and restoration. 

After fire damage, Oyster Bay homes can struggle with multiple threatening effects. Soot can often be one of the most challenging obstacles for restoration professionals due to potential health hazards and the consequences of these carcinogenic particles on exposed surfaces and contents. We have a comprehensive approach to fire damage restoration, including:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire damaged homes

Can SERVPRO Filter Airborne Fire and Smoke Damage?

Airborne particulates can be an underrated threat of smoke damage in area homes after fire damage. As challenging as ash and smoke residues can be in fire-damaged homes, smoke remediation of these effects can be one of the first steps our experienced SERVPRO team takes upon arrival to your residence. In many ways, removing circulating contaminants and particles can make the home safer for responding technicians to get fire damage mitigation started.

Several practices can get employed when removing airborne contaminants and potential hazards in the environment for both our technicians and the occupants of the house. There is urgency in air filtration when occupants do not get displaced by structure fires or kitchen flare-ups. Fire damage smoke remediation of these particles requires HEPA filtration products and devices, such as:

  • Hydroxyl machines
  • Air scrubbers
  • Negative pressure machines
  • Charcoal filtering devices

What Smoke Remediation Practices Remove Soot Soiling?

Exposed materials can often allow for soot and smoke particles to come to rest. Smoke remediation for these occurrences involves any practice designed to remove smoke residues and protect the underlying material. Soot can be a destructive presence to building materials, namely due to its acidic composition. Prolonged exposure to these carcinogenic particles heaping on the surface of building materials can ruin the finish of wood elements and strip paint. Choosing the right cleaning approach is not a universal science, as different methods work to preserve materials. Some of the options commonly needed in fire damaged homes after smoke damage include:

  • Surface cleaning with detergents
  • Soda and media blasting
  • Abrasive cleaning techniques
  • Controlled demolition

Are Repairs Necessary for Fire Damaged Homes? 

After fire damage, smoke remediation is often required. Smoke remediation might appear a surface issue, requiring various cleaning and restoration tactics, but it can also require repairs and reconstruction. Fire and smoke damage can spread quickly throughout a property, making the need for repairs and build back inevitable in many fire-damaged homes.

Often, certain heavily exposed building materials and contents must get removed and discarded after prolonged exposure to fire damage like soot and smoke residues. With a general contractor license, we can offer multiple services that can provide comprehensive support from our technicians' initial arrival to the reconstruction of fire-damaged homes after fire and smoke damage.

Fire damage can be a challenging obstacle to restore in area homes, but our experienced SERVPRO of Oyster Bay team can help. Give us a call anytime at (516) 464-3300.

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