The Reality of Fire Cleanup
We have all heard that soot is bad for us. It contains a variety of toxic chemical compounds that are harmful to respiratory systems of those coming in prolonged contact with the particles. Soot damage from a fire can often be quite time consuming and tricky to clean up. After having worked a few fire restoration jobs myself I understood firsthand how much work goes into the restoration process.
After a fire, soot spreads throughout far reaches to a home or business due to the smaller particles. While the fire may be contained to the kitchen, soot can travel to multiple floors or rooms which increases the time for cleanup.
The first restoration job I was a part of was a small kitchen fire in a one-story home. The fire was contained to the kitchen and truly the damage was not bad. The soot however traveled into 3 other rooms in the home, one being on the other side of the house. In addition to cleaning the walls and surfaces from ceiling to floor, we cleaned kitchen cabinets inside & out, cleaned all toys individually, gathers items for dry cleaning, cleaned furniture, and had the HVAC system thoroughly cleaned.
For even a small job, our crew of 3 worked for 2 days to get the family back into their home. Depending on the scope of the job, some can take longer and require more in-depth cleaning and/or reconstruction.
SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes is trained in IICRC Restoration standards for fire restoration and we pride ourselves on being very thorough when completing a job to ensure you and your family forget the disaster occurred and your home or business look Like it never even happened.
If disaster strikes, call the team that’s faster to any disaster in Northwest Iowa…SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes! 712-262-4379