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How Do You Remove Smoke and Protein Residues from Fire-Damaged Cabinets in West Palm Beach?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Cabinets with fire and smoke damage. Fire and smoke damage can get tricky, SERVPRO is here to assist your West Palm Beach condo after fire damage.

When kitchen flare-ups damage your West Palm Beach condo, there are several steps involved in protecting the affected surfaces. 

Damage to your kitchen can happen quickly and be an alarming situation for your West Palm Beach condo. As fast as these scenarios can get out of control, it is vital to understand the impact these flare-ups can have on the kitchen and surrounding areas. Cleaning up after a fire of any size or type requires careful planning and thorough evaluations. Our project manager can respond quickly to fire loss emergencies to evaluate the property, the damage present, and what should be done to restore your condo to its original condition.

What Cleaning Practices Remove Surface Residues? 

Much of the choices made in restoring fire damage to West Palm Beach condos and residences involve understanding the type of smoke residue and debris present. Every type of fire can present a different obstacle for restorers like our SERVPRO team. Grease and kitchen fires often result in protein residues on exposed surfaces like the cabinets and counter-tops. There are several potential approaches to removing these residues and restoring the underlying materials. 

  • Agitative Cleaning – Agitative cleaning involves several different potential processes such as brushing, steel wool, vacuuming, or feather dusting to remove thicker groupings of particulates on the surface.
  • Media Blasting – By combining baking soda along with pressurized air or water, we can often break apart thick residues on surfaces generated by proteins and grease without damaging the substrate underneath.
  • Chemical Solvents – We have multiple cleaning products designed to address oil-based soils and water-based threats alike. Chemical solvents can emulsify surface soiling to rinse or wipe it away. 

As threatening as fire losses can seem, our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team has the experience and a potent line of cleaning products to help restore exposed elements and contents. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (561) 588-9777.

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