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Fire Commercial Cleanup Process

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Commercial Cleanup After Fire

After a fire, most businesses want to get back to normal as quickly as possible. However, the fire restoration process can be lengthy and difficult. A professional cleaning company can help you get back to business faster by restoring your building's structure, contents, and environment. The first step in this process is often soot removal from everything from floors to walls.

Soot Removal

Soot is a major cause of damage to property. If you've ever seen the aftermath of a fire, you know that soot can cover a wide range of surfaces and objects.

Soot can be removed with a variety of cleaning solutions, but it's important not to confuse soot with smoke. Soot tends to stick more strongly than smoke does. It also has different textures: soot is typically powdery or grainy, while smoke tends to be more liquid in nature (though both are still formed from gases).

Soot can be removed from walls, floors, and ceilings; as well as furniture and other items made out of soft materials like fabric or carpeting.

Smoke Cleaning

We are trained and experienced in the restoration of fire damage. We have the tools and expertise necessary to clean up smoke-damaged areas.

Smoke cleaning is done by specialized equipment, which can pick up micro-particles as small as one micron. We use HEPA vacuums, air scrubbers, and other devices that will help get rid of contaminants in your home or office. Our technicians are also trained on how to properly dispose of these items after they're removed from your property by using an industrial-strength incinerator.

Here are some important things to know about smoke cleaning:

  • Using specialized equipment allows us to remove any remaining residual particles that may remain after a fire has been extinguished; this includes both visible and microscopic particles
  • Your home or commercial space will be thoroughly cleaned before we leave so you’ll know it’s safe for you and your family members to return

Structure Cleaning

The first step in a structure fire cleanup process is to inspect the damage and determine its extent. The second step is to use a powerful vacuum to extract the soot, debris, and other contaminants that have been released into the air by the fire. This process may be repeated until all affected areas are thoroughly cleaned of soot and other pollutants.

It is important to note that even after extensive cleaning, some soot may remain on surfaces due to its ability to integrate into porous materials like wood or stone. For example, if you were involved in a house fire where your family lived on top of an open-air attic area (with rafters), most of your personal belongings would likely suffer from significant smoke damage because they were exposed directly or indirectly to this material type during the course of events leading up to such an incident taking place at home.

SERVPRO of Northwest Vegas Is Your Local Expert

SERVPRO of Northwest Vegas has specialized training and equipment to quickly restore your business to pre-fire condition. Our IICRC-certified technicians are trained in fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, and asbestos abatement. We also have extensive experience cleaning up after fire damage, which allows us to help you get back to business as quickly as possible.

If you need commercial fire damage restoration, SERVPRO of Northwest Vegas is here to help. Call us now at (702) 453-8870.

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