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How Best to Handle Various Tasks During a Fire and Smoke Cleanup Exercise in Lake Nona Properties

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

A small blaze can impact the entire house. SERVPRO was able to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Relies on Advanced as Well as Simple Approaches for Effective Cleaning

Restoring your Lake Nona property after a fire incident is an elaborate process requiring various actions. Cleaning to remove fire and smoke residues is one such process. Correctly doing the cleaning is essential for faster turnaround, better outcomes, among other benefits.

Most people only focus on the significant factors such as equipment when thinking of fire and smoke cleanup in Lake Nona properties. However, many simple factors influence the outcome, including the approach taken when dealing with various house sections. SERVPRO technicians' training equips them with both advanced skills and simple, handy tips to address minor issues.

The main aspects of the cleanup that require unique approaches include:

  • Cleaning ceilings
  • Cleaning walls
  • Onsite content cleanup
  • Cleaning floors

In general, cleaning should follow a top-down approach to avoid re-soiling clean areas, so the ceiling tops the list of sites to clean after fire damage. Some essential tips during this stage include cleaning the ceiling panels or tiles first before working on fixtures such as lighting, HVAC vents, and other accessories. Since the height of ceilings makes them hard to reach, our SERVPRO technicians attach cleaning sponges to extension poles easing access and improving safety.

Wall surfaces are usually the most extensive section of the home that needs cleaning. Like the ceiling, cleaning walls should start with the surfaces before proceeding to windows, doors, cabinets, and other installed fixtures. One should expect variations in wall surfaces, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, where specialty cleaning products may be necessary. 

Floors collect most of the soils released during the fire or other cleaning processes, and we handle those last. Starting from the back then moving towards the exit is the best approach. Our SERVPRO technicians also use furniture pads when placing items on freshly cleaned floors.

SERVPRO of South Orange County is best suited to handle fire and smoke cleanup in your property eliminating all traces of soiling, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (407) 226-2621. 

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