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Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Your San Leandro Fire Damaged Home

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

a soot covered oven in a fire damaged room When fires happen, safety is the main concern. After your family is safe and the firefighters leave, contact SERVPRO for clean up and remediation.

Dealing with Less Obvious Aspects of Fire Damage in San Leandro

Most of the damages left by flames, smoke, or heat from a fire are evident, so it is easy to focus on them. Partially or fully burnt items and scorched or blackened surfaces receive the most attention. However, other issues like invisible residues or residues deposited on frail materials can cause problems later. Our professional restoration services cover all aspects of the job, including the less obvious ones.

Instances of invisible residues from fire damage in San Leandro are frequent when the blaze involves protein residues. These residues are not only pungent, but they also require rigorous cleaning to eliminate. Ordinarily, protein residues are yellow or amber, but they can also be virtually invisible, especially when deposited far from the original fire point. Because our SERVPRO technicians work as a team, we have a sufficient workforce to clean all surfaces in the house rigorously, eliminating the unseen residues.

House Fire Clean Up

Some of the residues produced in a fire are airborne either as part of smoke or separately through air currents. On most surfaces, it is easy to wipe off these residues. However, on porous surfaces like upholstery, fabric, concrete, marble, or brick, the residues penetrate below the surface and can remain if the cleaning applied is not vigorous enough. Since some of these materials are fragile to withstand agitation or direct application of solvents, our SERVPRO Franchise professionals use absorbent powders. The powder penetrates the surface and absorbs the soil. We then vacuum the area to remove the combined mixture of soil and powder.

Most upholstery items in the areas affected by the fire require restorative cleaning to get rid of smells and any traces of residues. However, the process is not simple, especially when doing it by hand. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians rely on Upholstery Cleaning Machines, which can apply solvents for dry cleaning or water-based solutions for wet cleaning, providing a perfect solution for any upholstery. The machines also offer better agitation than cleaning by hand. 

For thorough restoration of fire damage in San Leandro, Mulford Gardens, and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of San Leandro to help. You can reach us at (510) 352-2480 any time.

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