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Various Products Necessary for Managing Fire Damage in Vernon

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage For any type of fire damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

SERVPRO Is Well Stocked Vernon Fire Cleanup Processes

When a fire ignites, several things happen because it simultaneously consumes and produces materials. Most of the by-products of the combustion process are dark and smelly, so they cause significant soiling to surfaces and contents. Even areas of your Vernon home with minimal fire damage might have traces of soot and other soils.

A thorough cleanup is necessary after fire damage at your Vernon home. Many cleaning methods combined help to complete the process. However, wet cleaning is the most dominant, whether dealing with structural surfaces or contents. SERVPRO invests in different tools and chemical agents to facilitate such cleaning. 

Essential Cleaning Products:

  • Heavy duty cleaner for greasy residues
  • General surface cleaners 
  • Glass cleaners
  • Dry and wet fogging agents for odors

Each cleaning product works best under specific conditions because of the different pH levels and active ingredients. For example, general surface cleaners are mildly alkaline, while heavy-duty cleaners are highly alkaline and contain ammonia, making them suitable to strip off greasy or wet soot from surfaces. 

When cleaning transparent or highly polished surfaces, you must exercise caution to avoid etching or leaving streaks on the surfaces. Our SERVPRO crews use specialized products for cleaning and rinsing such areas. For instance, glass cleaners are slightly alkaline and have ammonia content that evaporates from the surface, thus leaving no streaks. 

Managing Fire Odors

The heavy smoke scent left in a house after a fire incident takes considerable effort to manage. Cleaning up physical soils such as soot and charred materials clears a significant percentage of the odors. The odor remnants require elaborate deodorization procedures since they are embedded in materials acting as reservoirs. Our SERVPRO technicians use several approaches to reach and neutralize embedded odor molecules.

Helpful odor management products:

  • Water or solvent-based fog deodorizers
  • Deodorant granules
  • Liquid odor counteractants
  • Surface sealers

SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County uses appropriate chemical agents to manage fire damage “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (973) 383-2024.

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