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We Can Eliminate Residue In Your Lafayette Home After A Fire

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Eliminate Residue In Your Lafayette Home After A Fire We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer our experience, expertise and necessary equipment in restoring your home.

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Fires are a bad experience for every homeowner. They can start instantly, spread fast, and ruin your house and belongings. Some common causes of fires include faulty electronics, human error, arson and general negligence. Prompt fire damage restoration is critical for preventing further destruction.

If there is fire damage in your Lafayette home, you need professional restoration services to clean the residue from the affected areas. Smoke residue comprises nitrogen oxides and carbon. When water is introduced into this mixture, the residue becomes acidic. Using professional grade chemicals meant to neutralize the acid and keep it from reacting with the ceilings, flooring, appliances, and other personal possessions is the right step. The professionals at SERVPRO can help you to eliminate the residue.

If smoky residues sit in your home for an extended period, they can cause serious damage. According to the IICRC, it take several minutes for acidic soot residues to cause the discoloration of small appliances, yellowing of plastics and permanent discoloration of porous interior decor materials like alabaster and marble. Within hours, the soot residues cause yellowing or staining of fiberglass bath fixtures, grouting, furniture finishes, countertops and appliances near the vicinity of a fire, particularly refrigerators.

Within days, the painted walls turn yellow permanently, wood furniture requires refinishing, metal rusts and pits, clothing becomes soot-stained, vinyl flooring requires replacement or refinishing, and upholstery becomes permanently stained. Within weeks, artificial carpet fibers can discolor or yellow permanently, silver plates are corroded permanently and glass as well as china may need replacement because of severe pitching and etching.

Our SERVPRO technicians use several methods to loosen residues from surfaces, including mechanical action, suspension and dispersion, lubrication, and chemical action. We use mechanical action before other cleaning methods when smoke residues have adhered to a surface. We use it to pre-clean surplus, dry, and non-greasy residues from a surface before applying solvent-based or water-based cleaning products. We can use special degreasing agents to clean up oily residues and cleaning sponges to remove dry soot. We can advise you about the items to clean and which ones to replace.

When there is smoke residue in your home, SERVPRO of Lafayette can assist you to remove it. Call us at (765) 420-0077 for faster cleanup and restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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