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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Lafayette Furniture Fire Restoration That Responds 24/7

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke entering room from under the door Smoke from this fire will impact areas far from the blaze, including upholstered furniture items.

SERVPRO Fire Cleanup Salvages Home Furnishings

Furniture cleanup is one of the most challenging aspects of cleaning up fire damage. The diverse array of available upholstery fibers means that furnishings require individualized and delicate care after exposure to soot and smoke damage. The prospect of DIY cleanup for individual furniture pieces, particularly antiques, valuable pieces, and furnishings with sentimental value, can prove daunting for many Lafayette residents.

Fire restoration performed by Lafayette SERVPRO technicians can remediate soils and remove unsalvageable materials from a residence while keeping occupants and possessions safe. SERVPRO can also restore contents and furnishings to a safe, clean condition after a fire.

How SERVPRO Fire Mitigation Remediates Soot in Wood and Upholstery

Fire cleanup for upholstery relies on several factors, such as:

  • The types of fibers affected and whether they are salvageable
  • The presence of any woods and finishes impacted by fire
  • Whether metal legs, screws, decorative buttons, or zippers are restorable

Unfinished wood is much easier to restore than wood with finishes, which can blister or discolor in high temperatures. SERVPRO technicians can address these woods with dry cleaning sponges and low-alkali cleaners for light-to-medium soils in many cases. Some pieces may require partial refinishing for complete restoration. 

SERVPRO techs inspect upholstery fibers before attempting cleanup to determine the extent of soot damage, the types of fibers affected, and check for pre-existing soils. In many cases, furniture with surface-level soot exposure does not show signs of interior fire damage. Upholstery cleanup typically starts with careful, gentle pre-cleaning to prepare fibers for restoration and determine the effectiveness of soot removal solutions.

SERVPRO of Lafayette can render "Like it never even happened" quality services for homeowners who contact the team at (765) 420-0077.

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