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Fire Damage Restoration in Camarillo

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Uses Sealants as Part of Fire Damage Restoration in Camarillo

Smoke comes in many different colors and densities, and creates a variety of unwanted odors after a home catches fire in Camarillo. Even with these variations, soot particles are microscopic and easily forced into tiny spaces. As they breakdown, air currents inside your residence lift them back into the air. This leads to odors reappearing and also to possible health effects.

When a home in Camarillo has fire damage, it can affect certain areas of the residence. There are a few different reasons why SERVPRO uses sealants during restoration of many soot-covered properties. One reason is a lack of accessibility, with even the best tools available on the market. One element that can also affect your house’s indoor air quality, to a great extent, is the ducts of your ventilation system.

Our building services team (California State License Board (CSLB) # 892710) can get this area stripped of the majority of soot and other smoke residues. Some places, however, remain untouchable because of the interior confines of the duct system. Applying a sealant keeps stray particles from reaching your home’s living space where your family members can breathe these particles into their lungs. While spraying a sealing agent inside the ducts does require turning the ventilation system on and off a few times, we recommend that homeowners do not use their HVAC system until after we have checked it and made sure it is safe for use.

Brick and concrete have rough surfaces where soot particles can get stuck. We clean these with weak acids and wire-bristle brushes after vacuuming looser soot away. Sealing these areas can also make future cleaning easier than normal because dust cannot adhere as easily as it did previously.

Crawlspaces within your property can also become coated with soot. Unfinished wood can become charred from still-hot smoke, making cleaning these places more work-intensive. After vacuuming and brushing, we often use dry ice pellets or baking soda to blast charred areas free of fire-damaged wood. After reaching non-damaged wood, we often spray a sealant over the entire area, so any soot remaining does not create odor or other problems for you.

SERVPRO of Camarillo can help mitigate and restore your property by skillfully applying our knowledge and experience to your situation. Call our 24-hour line, (805) 484-5009, for fire damage restoration that fits your needs.

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