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How Do New Haven Residents Replace Walls and Ceilings After Fire Damage?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen after fire SERVPRO has helped many homeowners recover from the effects of fire damage and our highly experienced crews stand ready to respond 24/7.

Most Fire Damage Situations Can Be Restored Using Expert Cleaning Techniques and Equipment. Use SERVPRO of New Haven to Restore your Home

Housefires can release chemicals and odor particles into your home. After flames are extinguished, you may find your home unrecognizable due to smoke or soot stains. The common areas affected by smoke residues are likely to be upper walls and ceilings, attracting hot smoke particles onto these cooler surfaces. While it is inevitable that some charred materials be replaced, the main parts of a structure can often return to a good condition through cleaning. Professional technicians can help to assess quickly:

  • The cleanability of structure after fire
  • Non-salvageable materials and debris removal
  • Smoke and odor composition

To repair fire damage in your New Haven, it is usually best to bring in experts. Vital equipment such as personal protective gear, centrifugal venting fans, and cleaning solvents can be expensive to procure for one-time usage. SERVPRO provides all necessary equipment and products to rescue a home with light, moderate or severe smoke impact. Dry sponges are excellent at removing residual layers of soot from a surface but may struggle to get rid of stubborn or wet smoke soiling. When cleaning walls, it is essential to:

  • Start on a discrete area using a dry cleaning sponge and taking care not to spread existing damages along the wall. 
  • Apply solvents to greasy or wet smoke deposits that can help to break the bond between soot particles and the surface. 
  • When using water-based cleaning products, like detergent, ensure that dehumidifiers are placed afterward to dry the wall and avoid mold growth thoroughly. 

For assistance with home restoration, contact SERVPRO of New Haven for fire damage restoration at (203) 234-1100.

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