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The Most Common Type of Fire Damage in Shreveport Homes is...
Kitchen fires from cooking account for the majority of fire damage to residences. And with these types of fires, there is often some specialized cleaning methods necessary to remove all traces of the loss.
The reason this type of fire damage in Shreveport homes requires professional mitigation is that protein fires release a fine mist that is nearly invisible but very pungent. While little soot may appear, the residue spreads quickly across surfaces and often requires more than over-the-counter cleaners to release its grip.
The technicians undergo extensive training for handling all types of fire damage. Using their knowledge, they test residues before cleaning to determine the best method to use. For example, a dry smoke residue has the potential to get driven deeper into surfaces through the use of incorrect cleaning applications. The full scope of knowledge the techs call upon ensures they choose the methods with the best outcome, every time.
Containment and Cleaning Methods
When only a portion of a home requires cleanup after a fire loss, it is standard for SERVPRO to contain the area. This action inhibits the spread of odors and residues throughout the undamaged areas of the home. After testing residues, they use the best cleaning agents for the job. Protein fires often need solvent-based cleaning solutions to force the residue to release its grip on surfaces. Porous items get inspected on a piece by piece basis for restoration potential.
Walls and Cabinets
There are two primary outcomes with walls and cabinets after a protein fire. If the cleaning agents are successful in the removal of residue, there is a good chance these areas get full restoration. In some cases, especially after the application of DIY cleaning methods before SERVPRO came on-site, the loss areas may require the use of a sealant to stop the pungent odor and create a new surface that needs paint or stain.
SERVPRO of South Shreveport at (318) 865-4655 handles any size fire damage restoration needed to return your home to its pre-fire condition, "Like it never even happened."
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