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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Hardest Materials to Clean in Santa Ana Homes After Soot Damage

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Upholstered items are particularly susceptible to smoke and soot damage.

A Few Common Structural Elements Make Fire and Smoke Cleanup in Santa Ana a Challenge

Certain materials in your home are more sensitive to fire and smoke damage than others. Addressing these areas first can help minimize the need for a tear-out and reconstruction when fire restoration is underway. The process usually begins with the removal of fire debris like: 

  • Soot
  • Smoke
  • Ash
  • Bulk materials
  • Wet or fire-damaged contents

Removing Soot Damage from Carpets 

Fire and smoke cleanup in Santa Ana homes and businesses begins with addressing pressing concerns to soft materials and sensitive areas where soot and smoke residues can become destructive. Carpets are susceptible to staining and marring, so we provide thorough deep cleaning solutions like hot water extraction to remove soot solids when possible from these fibers. 

Dry and Wet Smoke Damage on Drywall

The type of smoke damage can impact the necessary cleaning strategy. Wet smoke damage is among the more challenging to remove, as this requires a solvent to dissolve thick residues and pull these particles away from other underlying substrates. Even dry smoke on drywall can be a challenge, as this requires special equipment like our chemical sponge to remove soils from the surfaces to prevent any needed reconstruction ideally. 

Fabrics and Upholstery Damage

There are many soft materials in your home that can be damaged by fire and smoke. From drapes along your windows to the material used in couches and chairs in living spaces, these are absorbent and highly sensitive. Our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)-Certified technicians can help clean and restore these materials after smoke damage like soot deposits or trapped odors. 

Fires can produce many smoke solids and aerosolized destructive particles that adversely impact the home. Certain materials are more prone to this damage than others, so our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South team works to rapidly clean and restore these susceptible points as fast as possible. Give our professionals a call today at (714) 558-7772. 

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