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Why Does Fire Damage Leave Dark Stains on Great Neck Home Furniture?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

soot, water stained fire damaged socket Cleaning soot and fire damaged fabrics or porous surfaces in Great Neck is best left to SERVPRO

Great Neck SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Mitigates Soot and Smoke Stains

Home fires impact Great Neck homeowners’ property in many ways ranging from hard-to-remove soot stains to strong malodors. Fire suppression efforts can worsen soot penetration by exposing soot to water, which can corrode metals on the property.

Certified SERVPRO fire damage cleanup preserves Great Neck homes by carefully removing soot and soils. SERVPRO’s restoration-focused mitigation minimizes structure and contents damages where possible per Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.

SERVPRO’s Fire and Soot Residue Cleanup for Fabrics, Fibers, and Furniture

SERVPRO professionals address fire-damaged fibers and upholstery with careful precision that renders many surfaces restorable.

  • While mattresses can be left largely unscathed by soot exposure due to layers of bedding absorbing smoke particles, box springs may sustain stains or odors from smoke. These residues can also stick to mattress and box spring ticking
  • Inexpensive lampshades are more cost-effective to replace than to repair after fire exposure. However, with careful wet cleaning or solvent-based dry cleaning, more expensive lampshades are often salvageable
  • Upholstery care strategies differ greatly based on the materials affected. This process typically starts with pre-cleaning and removal of dry soils. After that:
    • Light to moderate damages can often be mitigated with dry solvents or vacuuming with HEPA-filter vacuums
    • Heavier soils from wet smoke or long-term exposure on colorfast fabrics can be cleaned with a one-percent chlorine bleach solution as a last resort

Property owners can call SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington at (516) 767-9600 for “Like it never even happened,” restoration services.

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