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Are There Differences in How Clean Surfaces Must Be After Olathe Housefires?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

fire damage on the walls and ceiling of a hallway SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa can help tackle your Olathe fire damage. Give us a shout when you need us.

Some wall surfaces to be painted might require less soot removal in Olathe properties. 

In restoration, our team must be thinking multiple steps ahead of the current action to make the entire recovery process as efficient as possible. It is often necessary to determine whether surfaces getting cleaned are refinished, repainted or if nothing happens to them. The extra effort with these structural elements determines the extent of cleanliness required from restoration actions.

Removing Loose Residues from the Surface

Before most of the fire damage restoration in Olathe homes can get underway, we must first overcome the heaped soils and particle deposits on exposed materials in the house. In a lot of cases, it will not be until much of this initial build-up gets resolved and discarded that a proper evaluation can occur to determine what restoration action is necessary. Removing debris and soot often involves:

  • Dry Vacuums
  • Soft-Bristled Brushes
  • Steel Wool
  • Scrub Brushes

Cleaning for Paint 

Our technicians are cleaning for paint in many cases where medium or heavy soot and smoke residue deposits exist. This phrase indicates the ultimate objective of using odor-sealing primer and a fresh coat of paint to overcome the aesthetic marring of the material.

What If the Surface Is Not Getting Painted? 

Sometimes it is determined that the surface will not ultimately require resurfacing, so light soil removal efforts get underway. With materials like wood paneling or wall systems that are not painted, more concentrated efforts must be devoted to removing built-up soils and clearing residues affixed to the surface.

With such a variety of potential surfaces and contents requiring restoration after a fire, having a thorough inspection and evaluation of the damage can maximize mitigation efficiencies. Our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa team quickly learns the ultimate cleaning process for wall surfaces to produce the desired results. Give us a call today at (913) 782-4693.

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