Our Technicians Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Contents In Your Destin Home
Restoring Destin Resident's Valuable Contents After Fire Damage Using Immersion Cleaning
A fire may start and finish in just one area of the home. However, as materials combust, they release carbon in the form of gas alongside a range of other chemicals that are present in the material burning. Despite containment of the actual fire, smoke can spread throughout your home, leaving behind thick oily residues on both structure and content. The addition of water used in firefighting procedure can often cause these deposits to become embedded on surfaces creating a challenge for restorers to remove.
Many homeowners with fire damage in Destin become more concerned with contents than structure- walls can be repainted, doors and windows refitted, structure replaced. However, contents are collected over many months or years and hold both sentimental and literal value. High-density items like drapery rods, chandeliers or precious metal ornaments are prime candidates for immersion cleaning by SERVPRO because they are non-porous and generally made from non-reactive materials.
Immersion cleaning units can be brought on-site by SERVPRO. Where damage has spread throughout the structure, it may be necessary to inventory and pack items out to a unique facility. If items are damaged by oily residues, an immersion cleaning unit may be ineffective in restoring with dissolving the residue in an oil-based solvent a viable alternative. A SERVPRO technician can conduct pre-testing on the different types of soiling before any items entering an immersion cleaning tank.
Items that can benefit from immersion cleaning are placed in a tank of water with chemical cleaning agents. When the machine is switched on, high-frequency soundwaves create vibrations and with them, bubbles. As the bubbles burst, temperature and pressure are produced against the item agitating and scrubbing off the pre-existing soiling. Ultrasonic cleaning methods are exceptionally effective at restoring contents to a preloss condition- as they were before the fire.
Specialized equipment is how we restore rather than replace valuable contents. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 today to arrange service.
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