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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage-Structure Cleaning

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

When a fire happens, it causes soot. (Soot: A black, powdery, or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.) If the HVAC system is on during a fire, it can spread the soot in the house by circulating the air throughout. 

While it may take some time to remediate a fire, it is important that the soot is wiped down with appropriate cleaning agents and in a timely manner. If soot is left on any surface too long, it can break down that surface and cause damage to walls, furniture, and other surfaces.  

SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula can do Fire restoration.

This picture shows just one wipe down of a wall in the home where we did a structure clean after a fire. Some surfaces can take longer to clean, depending on the texture of the wall and how much soot there is on the surface.

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