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Restoring Fire Damaged Surfaces in Montrose Properties

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

pole cleaning soot from high wall SERVPRO can also use hand tools like pole extenders to wipe soot following a Montrose fire

SERVPRO Cleaning Methods for Fire Cleanup in Montrose

Smoke and soot can wreak havoc on the walls and ceilings of your Montrose property. If the damage is not addressed promptly and efficiently, it can be permanent. What's more, cleaning walls and ceilings after fire damage is not a DIY job. Trying to clean the damage on your own can make it worse.

Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we understand the science behind smoke and soot damage to your Montrose property and use the latest equipment for restoration. Our IICRC-certified technicians identify the material used for wall and ceiling surfaces and develop a plan that ensures the highest cleanability and least damage.

Our technicians use three methods for cleaning ceilings and walls.

Dry Cleaning

  • Dry cleaning yields the best results if the smoke residue is not oily. Before more extensive cleaning commences, a dry-clean sponge is also used to pre-clean the non-greasy surfaces. 
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Wet cleaning is a method for removing smoke residues from metal, wooden, or painted surfaces of walls and ceilings. This technique is also suitable for removing light to heavy, oily residues. 
  • Peroxide Active Cleaning
  • SERVPRO develops this method especially to clean acoustical ceilings and other porous surfaces. The cleaning method preserves sound-deadening qualities and the appearance of acoustic tiles. It is especially suitable for oily residues that are difficult to get off by simple wet cleaning. Peroxide active cleaning also spares coatings on textured and blown tiles on your ceilings.

Walls and ceilings can be cleaned for 'paint' or 'no paint.' When dry or wet cleaning procedures are used, there is no need to repaint the walls and ceilings, and the cleaning is referred to as 'clean for no paint.' However, sealing and prepping the surfaces is necessary if the damage is extensive. Once the smoke residue is cleaned, sealants, primers, or paints can be applied. This technique is called 'clean for paint.' We make sure that you understand the cleaning process. You can always talk to our technicians to learn more.

Call SERVPRO at Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to talk to one of our expert fire damage restorers to know your options.

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