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Considerations for Soot Cleaning in North Kingstown Homes

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged wall and ceiling Smoke and soot are difficult to remove. SERVPRO has the tools and cleaners to effectively restore your home.

Several Factors Impact the Products and Methods Chosen for Removing Soot Residues from Damaged North Kingstown Homes

Soot and smoke residues are devastating presences for area homes, so our SERVPRO professionals act quickly when these conditions exist. We have multiple cleaning techniques for soot removal.

Factors that Change the Product Selected for Residue Removal

Multiple factors can affect the needed cleaner or soot removal method for fire damage restoration in North Kingstown homes. Some of these include:

  • pH Level – Many of the soils and residues that impact surfaces after fire extinguishment have a slight acidity, making alkaline cleaners and solvents a counter-acting force ideal for loosening the soil and wiping it away.
  • Water Solubility – There are many situations where water damage might already exist, and it is hazardous to add more, making non-soluble solvents ideal solutions. Some solvents we use can be mixed with water when the soil to be cleaned can benefit from this.
  • Underlying Material – Some of the solvents selected for cleaning and eliminating soot damages could be too harsh for the underlying substrate. Our SERVPRO professionals always intend to cause minimal harm to installed elements and preserve what is possible, making the underlying material an essential consideration for soot and smoke damage cleanup.

Because we have so many proprietary cleaning products and methods after fire damage, a careful evaluation of the property determines the best option. Call our SERVPRO of Washington County team for help at (401) 315-2337.

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