FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE in HOMEWOOD, ILLINOIS
SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood cleanup and restoration services work tirelessly to reduce the costs of a fire damage claim. When restoring smoke-damaged materials, the goal is to restore materials to preloss condition. Restoration experts follow the following basic principles of cleaning to accomplish this task. Locate smoke residues by carefully inspecting the damaged area. The inspection will start near the source of the fire and trace how far smoke moved through the structure. Identify the type of residues. Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same loss environment. The restoration team will select a cleaning method that will effectively remove the type of smoke residues present. Identify the type of surface. The type of surface determines which cleaning methods and products are safe to use on that surface. Restorers must be careful to preserve the material or surface being cleaned, and some materials may be not savable because they cannot withstand the cleaning process. Capture and remove residues. Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. The restorer uses dry and wet cleaning processes to release and carry the carcinogen/smoke particles away from the affected surface. Dispose of residues. The restorer properly disposes of debris and cleaning waste for a safe, and healthy, living or working environment.