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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Steps of Fire Damage Cleaning in Santa Clarita Offices

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Carefully Removes Fire Damage

Cleaning up after a fire incident means taking the necessary steps to return the structure to its original condition and ensure the safety of those exposed to the effects. Our effective mitigation strategies are uniquely designed and tailored to each specific situation, seeking to address a wealth of post-fire loss effects such as:

  • Soot
  • Smoke Solids
  • Odors
  • Water

Identifying the Damage

With soot being the worst of the fire damage in Santa Clarita offices, it is essential to determine what kind of damage has impacted building materials and contents. Smoke damage alone can result from multiple chemical processes, which ultimately affect the thickness, spread, and composition of residues and soil deposits.

Choosing the Right Cleaning Approach

Cleaning after a fire is not one-size-fits-all. Many cleaning processes are required on the same job, making identifying appropriate approaches critical to saving time and money. Depending on the composition of the smoke damage, clean-up could involve surface cleaning, abrasive products, mechanical actions, media blasting, and demolition.

Testing Surfaces

Before we entirely choose one approach over others, testing is an important part of the damage recovery process. Specific abrasive solutions like solvents can be more destructive to sensitive surfaces than the soot they seek to dissolve, so testing on a small, inconspicuous portion of the impacted material shows the effectiveness of cleaning options.

Salvageability of Affected Materials

Materials must also be evaluated to determine if they are worth preserving. Substantial damage to building materials might still be restorable. Still, if it is a tremendous cost to the business, replacement might be a more suitable and faster solution.

Fires can be a challenging situation to overcome in area office buildings. As a leading large loss provider for the area, we can help when disasters strike. Contact SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley when fires threaten your property at (661) 296-4600. 

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