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Chemicals Used During Fire Damage Restoration in Claymont

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Provide Fire Damage Restoration Services to Claymont Residents

Anyone who has ever suffered from a fire on their property knows that it can be devastating and create quite a mess. The flames, of course, can torch anything it comes into contact with, and the smoke released can also cause problems. Smoke can travel to areas in your home far away from the fire's source and leave behind soot residues.

Our SERVPRO technicians often spend a good portion of their time cleaning soot residues from your contents and building materials during fire damage restoration in Claymont. Since the various types of smoke can cause different issues, we have an array of chemicals and cleaning methods we use during the remediation process. 

We Can Offer Several Services to Return Your Home to its Pre-damaged State

  • Content Cleaning
  • Smoke Remediation
  • Fire Damage Debris Removal
  • Fire Cleanup
  • Fire & Water Damage Restorations
  • Structural Deodorization

When cleaning soot residues from your contents and building materials, some of the cleaning procedures work by chemically altering the soot residues. When our SERVPRO technicians use strong acids, bleaching, enzyme digestion, or oxidizing, chemical changes occur that help us remove the soils. Enzymes are living organisms that digest soots made from protein like burnt food. The enzymes turn the soot particles into soluble molecules that can be cleaned using detergents, water, or ammonia solutions.

When cleaning soot residues from the surfaces of items in your house, we can use two types of bleaching agents. Oxidizing bleaches add oxygen to a soil that changes its chemical structure and breaks it down. Reducing bleaches (or strippers) work the opposite and can neutralize the effects of an oxidizing agent.

If you ever notice soot residues on your walls or furniture after a fire, call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080. 

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