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How Do I Get My San Jose Home Back After a Fire?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

burnt roof of a house from an inside view Fires can leave soot all over your home. This can be hard to clean up without getting professionals involved. Call SERVPRO.

Hire SERVPRO to Restore Your San Jose Home from Fire Damage

How Can You Get Rid of All the Soot Covering Everything?

When it comes to fire restoration in San Jose, or anywhere else, cleaning and removing soot from the property is a major task in every home. SERVPRO specialists train extensively to match our efforts against each type of soot and the surfaces they cover. This allows our response team members to preserve as much of your home’s structure and personal property as possible.

Where Does the Response Team Begin?

We start where the most damage has happened. When it comes to layers of soot, that means both near the fire’s origin and on surfaces more vulnerable to the acids and stains in soot. Since many home fires begin in the kitchen, we’ll use one as an example.

Soot in the kitchen contains particles from wood, plastic, metal, and food. This mix of burned material results in sticky layers that can be difficult to remove. If the soot is on linoleum floors, wood tables, and cabinets, our specialists know that it has to be removed immediately since the surfaces of both can soften or crack due to the heat. They wipe down each surface with a dry sponge to remove as much soot as they can before using a cleaning agent.

Marble countertops and metal appliances are more resistant to damage, but our specialists still move quickly. They wipe down these surfaces with a dry sponge to remove most of the soot, but they still use a cleaner for a thorough removal.

Can SERVPRO Repair Surfaces Affect By the Fire?

Yes, SERVPRO specialists can repair minor cracking or splits in wood surfaces. If the linoleum softened to the point where soot or other particles are embedded in the surface, team members can replace that flooring to restore your kitchen to its original appearance.

To schedule a service call and restore your home here or in Saratoga, call SERVPRO of Campbell today at (408) 371-4001. We are here for you.


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