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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Can this be cleaned?

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage doesn’t always mean your belongings are destroyed. In fact, SERVPRO can restore a lot of smoke damaged items. There are several factors that go into whether or not an item can be cleaned. Some of them are:

  1. Type of surface. If a surface is nonporous, like vinyl or glossy paint, it will be much easier to clean compared to a more porous surface. A porous surface allows for odors and particles to get down deep.
  2. Amount of heat. As well as heat charring or melting materials, it can also cause materials to become more porous and make it harder to clean.
  3. Amount of moisture. The water used to put a fire out can actually cause residue to set and there is a greater chance of the material staining.
  4. Age of surface. The older the surface, the harder it is to clean. This is due to age deteriorating and item and making it porous and weaker.

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