4 Fire Damage Restoration Techniques in Gloucester Township
Returning your home to its original state after a fire involves removing damaged property and debris, structure reconstruction, and cleaning of the building and personal property. Each task requires trained personnel with the latest in restoration equipment and cleaning agents.
SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team with access to a nationwide network of equipment and cleaners to handle any fire damage to your Gloucester Township, NJ home. When it comes to recovering structural and personal property, we have developed four techniques to ensure the right chemicals, procedures, and tools match the damage.
- Absorption – Some surfaces are too fragile to use a water-based or solvent-based cleaner. In these cases, a dry powder is used to coat the property lightly. They are very efficient in removing soils from porous surfaces like brick, carpet, drapes, marble, and upholstery. Once the contamination has absorbed into the powder, it is easily extracted by dry wiping or using a vacuum if possible.
- Surface Techniques – Spray and Wipe and Foam Cleaning prevent material from being saturated with water or a cleaning agent. Spray and Wipe is the preferred technique for hard surfaces and furniture. Once the agent is sprayed or misted onto the property, it is wiped off with a dry towel. We use Foam Cleaning on the property that is easily damaged by excessive moisture. It still puts enough cleaning agent onto the assets while reducing the amount of liquid. Technicians apply foam by hand using a sponge or with a pump-up sprayer which is dryer still and a better technique for more delicate or older fabrics.
- Saturation Techniques – Hand Wash and Rinse use cloth towels soaked in a cleaning agent to cover and lightly scrub soils and other contaminants from surfaces and fabrics. After several repeats, a dry towel is used to absorb the remaining moisture. For deeply stained cloth, we deploy an Upholstery Cleaning Machine (UCM). This device uses a cleaning agent or water to remove heavy soil along with an adjustable agitation action to work contamination from the property.
- Immersion Technique – Response team members, place affected property into a tank filled with one of our cleaning agents. The technician maintains constant observation of the property to ensure thorough cleaning without damage to the item. If needed, the technician has the option to use an ultrasonic cleaner to generate sound waves that force millions of vapor bubbles through the immersed item for faster operation.
SERVPRO of Blackwood / Gloucester Township has the tools and training to put your home back to its pre-disaster state. Regardless if it is a small or large fire, we work with you to get your life back to normal. If you need us, call today at (856) 227-7800.