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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Make Your Los Gatos Home Safe To Live In Again After A Fire

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire Fire damage in this home’s kitchen started as a grease fire on the stovetop. We had the right equipment for the cleanup and repair of the kitchen.

What Makes Soot a Hazard to Los Gatos Homes?

Soot is a nuisance after a fire in your Los Gatos home. As troublesome as it can be to remove it altogether, there are also ways that its presence can be a hazard to the health and wellbeing of those exposed. With how fine of matter soot is in the environment, one of the most significant risks it presents is to those breathing in these particulates. While the residue is primarily carbon produced when combustion does not complete, it can also be rife with acids, chemicals, and other potentially toxic substances.

As leading recovery specialists in the area, we know how to address all types of fire damage in Los Gatos properties. We have a roster of trained professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in many areas. We have Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT), Odor Control Technicians (OCT), Carpet Cleaning Technicians (CCT), and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT.) Each of these niches of fire recovery plays a role in removing soot and smoke effects permanently.

Our SERVPRO team has specific training in addressing present soot conditions and removing this residue from surfaces and contents throughout the home. While many of your belongings can get focused treatment and cleaning with our content management team off-site, we do have strategies to help clean surfaces like countertops, walls, and other installed fixtures. The faster we can address these conditions, the less the acidic nature of soot residue can damage the substrate of hosting materials.

Chemical sponges and HEPA-filtered vacuums are vital elements to our battle with soot. Many homeowners have discovered how easily this residue can smear, staining the surface beneath and making it impossible to restore fully. To prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of affected materials and surfaces, trust in the fire recovery specialists we dispatch to your address.

No matter how a fire starts or spreads throughout your property, you need to know how to get your home back to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno team has the experience and equipment to make all fire loss effects “Like it never even happened.” From soot removal to deodorization, we are here to help however you need by calling (408) 600-2020.

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