Removing Commercial Fire Damage In Pinellas County Businesses
Cleaning Smoke and Soot after fire damage
When our teams walk into a Pinellas County business after a fire, the damage they see often appears to be minor. Heat and flames do not cause most of the damage or result in the most significant percentage of cost when it comes to restoration.
Smoke and soot left by fire usually cause most of the commercial damage to Pinellas County businesses. SERVPRO restoration specialists work quickly to clean and remove the residues left behind, but even then, the odors from a fire can be the hardest part to remove. Our teams utilize a plan developed by decades of experience helping our community to rid every home of them.
First, specialists remove all debris and other items that are a source of the odors. Any item that is charred or smells bad, they take out of the structure. While team members remove property, others set up fans to increase circulation and reduce any pungent odors. In businesses that have a significant amount of inventory or records in storage, this may take several days to accomplish. It is necessary though, so our teams can determine how strong the odors are and what needs to be done to remove them.
After clearing the building, SERVPRO inspectors and technicians examine the structure. If the remaining building materials, such as carpets and ceiling tiles, are free of other damage, they begin the cleaning process. For carpets, they shampoo or steam clean them with a deodorizing agent mixed into the cleaning solution. For ceiling tiles and other building material, our technicians carefully spray surfaces with a cleaning/deodorizing agent and wipe them down with a sponge or cleaning cloth.
The spray-and-wipe method works on most odors, but for powerful odors or ones in hard to reach areas, it may be necessary to use a fogging device. The machine our technicians utilize breaks down the cleaning/deodorizing agent into a cloud which is then carefully blown into the area using fans where it neutralizes the odor-causing residues.
Our goal at SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is to help you reopen your doors to customers as quickly as possible. So regardless of where you are in Pinellas County, call us at (727) 522-0000 today to schedule a visit. We are here for you.
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