Can I Clean My Kitchen Surfaces After a Fire in my Los Gatos home?
The Professionals at SERVPRO Assess The Damage and Restorability of Items in Your Los Gatos Home
Before experiencing a fire first hand, you probably did not consider how fire in Los Gatos impacts your home and everything within it. The extent of the damage often depends on what caused the fire and what items burnt.
Does Everything Have to Be Thrown Away?
SERVPRO Restoration Specialist Work to Restore Salvageable Items
The impact of fire damage in your home can be far-reaching. A relatively straightforward kitchen fire in Los Gatos can produce lingering smoke smells that last for weeks or even months if not addressed right away. It is preferable and typically less costly to attempt to clean and restore rather than replace items.
What Are Some Factors That Impact Whether an Item is Cleanable or Not?
• Type and age of surface: The more porous the surface, the more difficult it is to clean. The older the surface, the harder it is to clean because it becomes more porous with age.
• Amount of heat: The hotter the fire, the more difficult it is to clean.
• Moisture levels: Higher moisture levels cause more staining, especially in cases where firefighters extinguished the fire with water or a sprinkler system went off.
• Type of material: Synthetic items such as plastic create thick liquid residues that are very difficult to remove.
These are just some factors that impact whether or not your kitchen surfaces are cleanable. Changes in air movement and density can affect the density of the residues as well. Our professionals come equipped with extensive fire knowledge, the right cleaning techniques, and appropriate products. Our goal is to restore over replace items whenever possible.
Contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 for 24/7 assistance. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”
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