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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Exterior Clean Up

This home was close enough to a wildfire that when aircraft dropped fire retardant in an effort to fight the fire the home was covered in the red substance.

Generally, fire retardants are dropped from aircraft or applied by ground crews around a wildfire's edges to contain its spread.

Fire retardants applied to wildfires are usually a mixture of water and chemicals designed to wet the area as well as chemically retard a fire's progression through vegetation. Typically, it is colored so that the application area can be seen from the air. The red color of retardants is due to the use of red iron oxide (rust) to make the retardant drop more visible to the pilots. These highly colored, fine particles can be very stubborn to remove from rough or porous surfaces such as stone and rock. Use clean-up procedures that do not have a tendency to drive the color pigment deeper into the rough, uneven surfaces.

SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/Southeast Vallejo is here to help with all your clean up needs.