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What Makes Wet Smoke Hard to Remove in Falcon Heights Homes?

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke and soot damage on walls After fire damage, byproducts like wet smoke can become an obstacle for fire restoration professionals. But no worries! SERVPRO is on the job!

Wet Smoke Damage Can Be a Challenge to Clean up After Fire Damage in Falcon Heights Properties

After a fire, our professionals are often called upon to help restore and recover affected areas in your home. As leading insurance claim contractors for the region, we understand the high expectations of these firms and can work with effective mitigative strategies to efficiently provide:

  • Residue cleanup
  • Odor removal
  • Content cleaning

High Concentrations of Airborne Particles 

In Falcon Heights homes and businesses, fire damage is more than the surface's physical soil deposits from smoke damage and the smell smoldering fires produce. Airborne smoke solids are highly concentrated and overwhelming in wet smoke fires, so our SERVPRO professionals prioritize the placement of HEPA filtration equipment like air scrubbers to trap contaminants, carcinogenic particles, and ash.

Thick Residues on Surfaces 

The thick and overwhelming residues and soil deposits on surfaces and contents are among the most challenging aspects of wet smoke. Because a slow-burning, lower-heat fire creates wet smoke, much more significant amounts of smoke solids are produced. Overcoming these residues means finding wet cleaning strategies to emulsify or dissolve these soils to expose the underlying material for salvageability inspections.

Assessing the Damage to Underlying Materials

Once the surface soils and residues have been resolved, restorers get their first look at the damage caused to the substrate. Even with intricate cleaning, the surface has become too damaged to preserve in some situations. The acidic composition of wet smoke damage can break down the finish on furniture, shelves, and other surface elements.

After fire damage events, byproducts like wet smoke can become a substantial obstacle for fire restoration professionals. We have multiple strategies for removing these thick and formidable residues from surfaces and the environment. These processes begin as soon as our SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis team arrives to help. Give us a call today at (612) 421-2040.

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