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How Do You Clean Up After Fire Suppression in a Lafayette Office Kitchen?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire extinguisher being used. Did you know that fire suppression equipment leaves residues? SERVPRO knows how to clean and remove them.

After extinguishing the fire and the first responders have cleared the building, SERVPRO can help clean up the fire effects and the suppression equipment. 

Fire losses can be a hazardous situation for your staff and clients in a Lafayette office building when traditional extinguishment methods get used. Kitchen flare-ups or electrical overloads can have an immediate and deliberate impact on structural fixtures in this break area that requires knowledgeable professionals like our SERVPRO team to address. 

How Do We Remove Fire Suppression Residues?

When fire restoration in Lafayette offices begins, containment and mitigation steps are vital to protecting its contents. Reducing the spread and severity of loss incidents can often involve addressing the mess left behind after a fire suppression device gets used. With many types of suppression products, the methods for removing residues varies as well. These include:

  • Dry Chemical – These are among the most common options for residential and commercial fire extinguishers, and these residues require specific steps to sufficiently clean. Chemical compounds like sodium bicarbonate must be neutralized with chemical solvents and water-based solutions in our products' inventory.
  • Foam – Foam extinguishers and suppression systems can be highly effective for the blaze but can encompass the entire room where the ignition occurred. Surface cleaning solutions with water-based cleaning products are often most effective for these residues.
  • Sprinkler System – Sprinklers are often widely used in office buildings, despite the damage that these suppression systems can do to electronics. After these losses, cleaning up involves a combination of damage mitigation tasks like extraction, drying, and carpet cleaning. 

Fire restoration and recovery options for your office building must begin as soon as possible to reduce how damaging these disasters can be to the entire structure. Our SERVPRO of Lafayette team can help with thorough surface and content cleaning after fire extinguishment. Contact us today at (765) 420-0077.

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