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SERVPRO Meets The Challenge Of Attic Restoration After Fire Damage In Raleigh

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

For Smoke & Fire Cleanup in Your Raleigh Property Call SERVPRO

Soot, Odors and Charred Lumbar Problems Are Resolved by SERVPRO

In the case of a house fire, the attic is at risk of smoke damage, especially when the fire starts in or near the attic. In any fire restoration situation, the aim is to restore every affected area of your Raleigh property as much as possible so that your home feels like your own again. An important facet of fire cleanup is tackling any soot damage in the attic.
Attics pose particular challenges when it comes to restoration after fire damage to your Raleigh home. That is why we recommend calling SERVPRO as soon as you can. We train our technicians to IICRC-standards and make sure they have all the training and equipment needed to tackle even challenging situations. When you call us you can rest assured that your attic is in safe hands.
An attic is usually a small space or at least one with slanting eaves. It is less accessible than the rest of your home, which is why you need the best experts on hand to help you. The unusual shape of the attic poses a problem, and much of the timber in the attic is likely to be unfinished, which means it is harder to remove soot residue.
Our team starts by sorting and cataloging any items in your attic. Non-salvageable items are disposed of, while salvageable items are logged and taken to our specialist facilities for cleaning. Do not worry – no item is removed or destroyed without consulting you first.
Once the attic is clear of items and debris, we set to work cleaning it up. Because much of the timber in attics is untreated, several methods are available for restoration. Under the right conditions, pressurized CO2 pellets are directed at the affected lumber to chase the residues off. Since the carbon dioxide sublimates from solid to gas, there is no mess other that the removed particles. Abrasive cleaning actions such as wire brush scrubbing are often the most efficient choice for soot removal. We train our technicians in a range of cleaning methods so they can tackle the aftermath of any fire.
If it is necessary, exposed timber is treated with duct sealer or a deodorizing sealer to control odor and restore the surface as much as possible.
Our team also deodorizes your attic, so you will not even notice that a smoky smell used to linger there. Depending on the situation, we bring in either thermal foggers or ozone machines to thoroughly deodorize the space and leave it clean once more. By chemically altering the noxious particulates, the odors are removed, not masked until a scent wears off.
Attics present a unique challenge to restoration teams, but SERVPRO does not stop until your attic is clean and usable once more. For help with fire and smoke cleanup to your Raleigh, New Hope, and Wake Forest property, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222 today for assistance.

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