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Fire Damage Restoration of Portsmouth Properties Happens Fast with SERVPRO

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Coming Under Door We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

How Do SERVPRO Techs Handle Structural Cleaning During Fire Damage Restoration of Portsmouth homes?  

Cleaning the structure is a big part of the fire damage restoration of your Portsmouth home. The goal of the SERVPRO technicians is to return the items to their pre-damaged condition during the restorative cleaning process.  

SERVPRO technicians conduct preliminary tests to determine the appropriate cleaning method during your Portsmouth property fire damage restoration. The method of choice should effectively remove the smoke and soot residues without damaging the structure or material itself. SERVPRO techs consider the following factors before they zero in on a method:

  • The type of smoke and soot residue- dry or wet
  • The extent of the damage
  • The type of surface- porous or non-porous
  • Chemical composition of the residue

What Types of Residues Are Left After Smoke Damage to Your Portsmouth Home? 

SERVPRO technicians encounter the following types of smoke and soot residues during house fire cleanup in Portsmouth:

  • Dry smoke residue
  • Wet smoke residue 
  • Protein residue

While dry residues are easier to clean, wet residues require unique cleaning products. Damp smoke residues can cause additional damage to your property if left to interact with the surfaces for a long time.  

How Do SERVPRO Techs Tackle Wet Smoke Residues? 

Eliminating wet smoke residues requires water-based or solvent-based cleaning products that can weaken the bonds between the residue and the surface material. SERVPRO techs also consider the pH and hydrophobic properties of the residues to design an effective cleaning method that is gentle on the surface being cleaned.  

Call SERVPRO of The Seacoast at (603) 433-4300; our fire damage restoration techs are available 24/7.  

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