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What Factors Affect Cleanability for Smoke-Damaged Santa Ana Homes?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Many Variables Determine How Challenging Restoration Can be After Fires in Santa Ana Properties.

When fire damage overwhelms your home or business, large areas of the property can succumb to smoke and fire damages. As leading restoration specialists for Orange County, we have leading fire mitigation tools and products to make fire and smoke damage "Like it never even happened." 

What Type of Smoke Damage Exists? 

Before fire and smoke cleanup in Santa Ana homes can begin, the type of residue and soil must be identified. Each type of smoke damage requires specific cleaning practices and products, so this inspection of the property can create a tailored restoration approach against:

  • Wet Smoke
  • Dry Smoke
  • Oil Furnace Puffback
  • Protein Residues

How Does Smoke Impact Nearby Surfaces? 

Depending on the affected surfaces and the pressure behind air and heat movement, various surfaces can be damaged in several ways. High-pressure situations with extreme temperatures can force smoke into crevices, cracks, and against vertical surfaces. Lower-pressure and lower-heat fires produce a smoldering effect that generates wet smoke damage resting on horizontal content and building material surfaces. 

Is the Underlying Surface Damaged? 

With situations like wet smoke and prolonged residue exposures, the likelihood of permanent damage to sensitive materials is high. Unfinished wood, drywall, and high-porosity building materials are at the greatest risks of irreparable harm. Test cleaning can often indicate the condition of the underlying substrate and determine if completely cleaning the structural element is as cost-efficient and effective as removing and replacing it. 

Fire damage presents a severe threat to properties and their occupants. As challenging as fire and smoke damage can be to remove, the fast response of our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South and SERVPRO of Santa Ana North team can improve the success of this venture. We are available 24/7 to help with fire restoration and recovery at (714) 558-7772.

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