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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Proper Soot Cleaning

12/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Proper Soot Cleaning Soot on a kitchen ceiling following a grease fire. Proper cleaning ensures restoration to preloss condition.

Following a small fire, many homeowners want to clean the damage themselves. While this is understandable, it is not recommended. 

Different types of fires require different types of cleaning. For instance, a protein (grease/kitchen) fire cannot simply be wiped clean. (see below) The soot will smear and embedded itself into any porous surfaces including wood and sheet rock making the damage worse. Soot sponges and specialized cleaning chemicals are required.

To make matters worse, as the homeowner you are responsible to reduce any secondary damage let alone damage caused by improper cleaning. in the event, you experience fire, smoke or soot damage always call a professional mitigation company to ensure your home gets restored a preloss condition. SERVPRO of Hazleton/Dallas/Harvey's Lake employees IICRC certified fire restoration technicians to properly clean your home following any fire disaster.

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