Cleaning Ceiling and Walls After Fire Damage to Your Macro Island Store
SERVPRO Explains Methods for Cleaning Up Smoke Residue in Commercial Sites
Whether you own a clothing boutique, a bookstore or any other retail shop, the smoke and soot after a fire damage incidence can ruin the aesthetics of the place. Understandably, it can create a massive problem in your business. You can also see potential customers opting for other stores; not to mention the time and money required to clean up the mess.
Professional restorers can help you clean the smoke and soot from the walls and ceilings of your Macro Island store after a fire damage incidence. The IICRC certifies SERVPRO professionals can use plenty of techniques to remove the smoke residue from walls and ceilings in no time.
Cleaning walls and ceilings
Removing the smoke and soot residue from walls and ceilings from your store is crucial to avoid permanent damage or a large amount of repainting. If the film is not cleaned efficiently, it can cause staining that can create more problems. If the walls or ceiling is textured, the smoke particles can penetrate deeper into the small pores of the surface making it even harder to clean. Acoustical ceilings and popcorn type ceilings are particularly more challenging to clean; quite often it is more cost-effective to replace these fire-damaged materials.
The first and most common method the SERVPRO technicians can use is using a dry cleaning sponge. The method is particularly effective if the smoke and soot particles are non-greasy. The professionals often use this method as a pre-clean step before a more extensive technique can be used.
Wet cleaning is the next step that involves cleaning the residue with a detergent solution. The method is particularly useful if the residue is heavy or oily. It is employed to clean painted surfaces, metal and wood. As the method involves the use of a detergent solution, it might not be suitable for surfaces that can be damaged by liquids.
Active peroxide cleaning is yet another method that is used to clean acoustical ceilings and other porous surfaces. It is the excellent method if there is an excessive tar built-up on the surfaces. The Peroxide Active Ceiling cleaning uses a particular cleaning solution with an Ultimate Upholstery machine. The entire surface that needs to be cleaned is evenly wet with the solution. The method is excellent for highly porous material, although natural material such as wood should be protected from over spraying.
Call SERVPRO of Naples/ Macro Island at (239) 302-5700 today to speak with one of our restoration experts.
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