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Cleaning Northampton Office Walls During Fire Restoration

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of Words: Smoke Fire Soot Odor If you find yourself in need of assistance with fire damage remediation, call SERVPRO at (413) 324-1300.

Walls and Ceilings Require Prompt Fire Restoration

Active fire and combustion in commercial properties create a turbulent environment where aerosolized solids and smoke debris are churning in the affected offices. Many situations place these particulates under pressure, blowing them out towards vertical surfaces and the ceiling. When it comes to restoring affected materials impacted by soot, there are several types of surfaces impacted: 

  • Painted
  • Finished
  • Textured
  • Wallpapered

Identifying the Type of Smoke Damage

The type of smoke damage plays a role in fire restoration for Northampton office buildings. The thickness of the soiling is also a contributing factor in determining the best cleaning and restoration approach. With an assessment and skilled professionals starting mitigative action quickly, we can protect many of the contents and building materials impacted. 

  • Wet smoke
  • Dry smoke
  • Grease fire residues
  • Puffback

Dry Cleaning Solutions 

Sponges for dry cleaning help remove debris and residual buildup on affected materials like drywall panels. Dry cleaning will not work with grease-based soils, but many fires impacting office buildings do not fall under this heading. The actions of the dry cleaning sponge can effectively prepare a surface for wet cleaning strategies. 

Wet Cleaning Where Possible 

With much loose debris and manageable soot particulates removed with chemical sponges, we can implement wet cleaning solutions to protect underlying substrates where possible. Wet cleaning is only effective with surfaces capable of handling moisture and can be the only suitable cleanup strategy when grease-based residues and soil deposits exist. With many office surfaces being painted, wet cleaning is often the preferred option. 

Restoration and recovery rely on the fast response of our experienced technicians. We prioritize the removal of harmful soot and smoke residues on surfaces using several effective strategies. Give our SERVPRO of Hampshire County team a call to help when you need it at (413) 324-1300.

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