Cleaning and Restoring Fire Damaged Contents in Chesapeake
What to Consider when Cleaning Fire Damaged Contents
Depending on the extent of the fire, the damage to the contents in your home or office can be immense due to the salvage efforts by the fire department, or minimal due to only grease, smoke, or soot damage. Our SERVPRO® fire restoration team must evaluate and determine the best means to clean and restore your fire damaged items. Restoration methods can occur with dry-cleaning, cleaning with ultrasonic waves or with other specialized treatments to remove odors or preserve photos and documents. We take certain steps in determining how to best clean your contents.
- Assess the Damage
Our first step would be to determine whether the item (s) can be restored or are they non-salvageable. Contents with smoke or soot damage usually can be restored, such as photos or documents, however, burned or charred items would be considered a loss.
- Consider Durability
The durability of the fabric, or the material of the damaged item (s) is considered when determining the cleaning and restoration method. Delicate items subjected to the fire incident may not withstand even our most gentle of treatments.
- Consider Porosity
The porosity of an item is important in determining the best cleaning and restoration method. Porous items such as clothing and textiles can benefit from our ozone treatment to dry cleaning. Delicate, non-porous items made of glass or ceramic, can more than likely be immersed and cleaned with ultrasonic waves. More delicate porous items are handled more carefully and limited to moisture exposure.
We recommend always having your fire damaged items cleaned by a professional restoration company. SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North offers a full range of content cleaning options as well as content storage. When we clean your contents, we box and label your items, to deliver back to you once your home has been restored or another location has been determined. Fire Damage Cleanup in Chesapeake? Call 757-465-9700.
Author Kim Calantropo