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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Different Residues and Substances Exist After Fire Losses in Poughkeepsie?

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

chair and furniture in room after burned in burn scene of arson investigation course Each fire loss recovery that our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team addresses is unique.

Fire Damage In Poughkeepsie

Residues and soiling are substantial obstacles for restoring your Poughkeepsie home, so we work quickly to remove these threats.

The loss incidents that threaten your Poughkeepsie home are not the same as every other emergency. You have different contents, structural layout, unique materials, and conditions that set your residence apart from others that have contended with fire losses in the past. These differences also impact the way that your property can get cleaned.

Varying materials require different strategies to remove fire damage in Poughkeepsie properties. Residues, soils, and other harmful substances can adhere to surfaces and contents throughout your home, requiring numerous cleaning products and practices to address it all. In some situations, the ideal solution is controlled demolition for how long specific materials take to clean and recover. If it is more cost-effective to replace rather than restore, this is often the most favorable path.

Some of the soiling threats that our SERVPRO team encounters after a fire loss include:

Soot - Soot gets created from incomplete combustion of various fuels like wood. Each of these microscopic particles is a health hazard for those exposed, so cleaning surfaces should be a contained approach that removes the entirety of the residue.

Oils - Oily soilings are also a common threat after fire extinguishment. Emulsification is one of the best strategies here, and this can happen with the application of potent water-based solvents in our cleaning product line.

Smoke Residues - Between wet and dry smoke, there are several factors to consider. Thick residues left behind by wet smoke often also come with strong odors. With efforts like soda blasting, we can simultaneously address both the coating and its effects.

Each fire loss recovery that our SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County team addresses is unique. We can thoroughly inspect your property and make sure that we are taking the most efficient steps to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (845) 635-4550.