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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Can Smoke Damage Get Removed from Wood Floors in West Palm Beach Properties?

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke residue is no easy task to get rid of. SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every job.

Cleaning Up After Smoke Damage in West Palm Beach Requires Several Products and Approaches. 

Post-fire cleaning and restoration require several immediate strategies to reduce the spread and severity of smoke and soot effects. With the hazardous or unpleasant conditions that exist after a fire is extinguished, our professionals can quickly work to provide the appropriate mitigation actions to help. Our SERVPRO fire restoration technicians (FRT) have a contractor license and accreditations from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to aid with:

  • Clearing debris
  • Removing bulk materials
  • Filtering dirty air

How Sensitive Are Wood Floors to Fire and Water Damage?

Cellulose in wood floors can make them particularly susceptible to certain damages that make fire restoration in West Palm Beach properties a challenge. Absorption of water used in extinguishing a structure fire can leave the flooring in worse condition than only contending with soot and smoke residue deposits on the surface. Floor drying mats and other water removal tools benefit the overall fire restoration process.

Clearing Soot and Smoke Residues from the Floors 

Soot and smoke residues can come to rest on horizontal surfaces like the floor, heaping into thick deposits that are challenging to remove. Clearing the soot damage from wood flooring must be done with careful considerations to leave the finish of the planks unharmed. A neutral pH cleaning solution can be a wise choice for moderate damage.

Fire loss events can present some of the most overwhelming damage and compromising situations for your home or business. How quickly these disasters spread through the property requires a rapid response from qualified professionals like our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team. We are ready to help when you need it at (561) 588-9777.

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