What's the Best Way to Clean After a Fire Occurs in Laconia?
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Laconia is unique, with major bodies of water on either side and Opechee Bay right in the middle of town. Our location makes for a wealth of water sports year-round. It is a great place to live, but residents still have to deal with damaging threats from storms and, especially, fires.
Fire damage in Laconia can run the gamut from smoke and soot particles left on surfaces to charring, scorching, and other, direct, physical damage. Much of what SERVPRO response teams clean and restore after a fire is the structure and its components.
A home’s structure is not just the walls, frame, and the roof. It also includes doors, windows, floor coverings, and more. Structural components include items such as the light fixtures, cabinets, and the heating and air system. Quickly cleaning off the soot and other particles left behind after the fire can reduce and even prevent damage.
For cleaning, our teams have two methods: Washable and Non-Washable. Washable involves using a water-based cleaner on materials that do not damage the surface, i.e., marble or stone countertops. The Non-Washable method is for materials that would suffer further damage if they get wet. That includes paper items and drywall.
With the Washable method, SERVPRO restoration teams can also use more intense cleaning actions like agitation. That means using stiff brushes and even power tools to force the cleaning agents into the surfaces strong enough to support the action.
With the Non-Washable method, materials also require a less intensive method of removal. After applying a powdered cleaner to combine with the smoke and soot particles, team members use soft brushes, dry sponges, and cloths to wipe down the surfaces. Cloths and sponges are also very useful for wiping down kitchen cabinets and glass surfaces, especially light fixtures.
For SERVPRO of The Lakes Region, each home is not just a job. Each one is a privilege and opportunity for our teams to help people here, Belmont, Franklin, and Tilton restore their residences to their pre-fire condition. If you have suffered through a fire, or simply want more information, call us today at (603) 527-2518. We are here for you.
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