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How Do I Go About Cleaning Rough Surfaces in My Fire Damaged Home?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

soot and smoke damage on a brick wall Do you know how to clean masonry? SERVPRO does!

SERVPRO Technicians Use Specialized Techniques and Products to Clean Porous Surfaces in Your Littleton home 

Depending on the severity of the fire in your Littleton property, virtually every surface may have some impact. Your items such as clothing and keepsakes suffer damage, but the materials and structure of your home can face loss, even in the case of smaller kitchen fires. 

How Should Exposed Brick in My Littleton Home be Cleaned?  

SERVPRO Removes Smoke Residue from Even the Most Difficult Places 

Masonry, such as brick walls or a fireplace, can incur fire damage in your Littleton home. It may seem simple to wash away the smoke residue. However, brick tends to be a porous surface that can hold soot and residue. It can be challenging to remove, especially if your brick surfaces do not have a sealer acting as a barrier. 

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Remove Residue from the Masonry? 

  • Dry Cleaning: Our team uses a sponge or brush to remove any loose residue carefully. If the residue begins to smear or feel wet, dry cleaning is not sufficient.
  • Wet Cleaning: Technicians use either an alkaline cleaner or strong acid depending on the surface and extent of the damage. With both types of cleaning, it is vital to rinse after use and protect surrounding surfaces fully.
  • Abrasion Blasting: Technicians use this method only when necessary, as it is the most aggressive method. Abrasives range from dry ice, corn cobs, or in extreme cases, sandblasting. 

Our professional fire restoration team comes equipped with the proper equipment, knowledge, and products to restore every surface. Each surface requires specific, different attention, differing by levels of fire damage, and type of residue. Sometimes too much agitation of a surface can cause more damage making it imperative to remove residues as carefully and efficiently. 

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. (978) 486-9868

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