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What is the Best Method to Clean Fire Damage Off My Portsmouth Kitchen Walls and Ceilings?

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Incorrect cleaning methods on smoke residues can ruin surfaces, SERVPRO has specialized cleaning agents and techniques to remove smoke damage in Portsmouth properties 

When a cooking fire happens, the smoke damage can be the worst of it. In particular, a smoking pan is the worst as it can leave residues on the stove, walls, ceiling, and porous items rapidly. Unless cleanup happens, problems such as:

  • The spread of pungent odors to other areas of the home
  • Need for ductwork cleaning due to soot
  • The ruin of porous items with inadequate cleaning 

Why is Fire Damage from Cooking Fires So Difficult to Remove? 

When a protein fire occurs in a Portsmouth home, the fire damage left behind is nearly invisible. When meats, fish, and eggs burn, they turn into a fine mist that coats surfaces all over the kitchen. Soot particles can exist smaller than the human eye can see, so it is impossible to clean them away using visuals to find them. However, as long as they remain on-site, foul odors accompany them.  

What Are Some Tactics for Cleaning Away Cooking Fire Odors 

SERVPRO techs use a multi-layered approach to the cleanup of smoke and fire damage in Portsmouth kitchens. 

  • The use of air scrubbers to capture airborne particulates
  • Testing residues and choosing solutions to release their grip on surfaces
  • Immersion cleaning for non-porous items with smoke damage 

Odor Control is a Crucial Part of Fire Loss Mitigation 

Even when there is little to no charring in a kitchen, the techs from SERVPRO know that odor-causing soot particles may need neutralizing. They have various odor control applications and use them according to the treatment level required. Frequently used methods include thermal fogging, which works particularly well when porous items such as window treatments and upholstered items show evidence of smokey odors. 

SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 433-4300 can clean up and restore any size fire damage in your home with their advanced equipment and restoration methods. 

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