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SMOKE DAMAGE REPAIR AND CLEANING SERVICES IN PORTLAND

Are you tired of that ever-lasting smoke smell in your home that won’t seem to go away? Smoke damage can leave its mark on a property including devaluing its resale value. Portland disaster restoration experts at ServiceMaster of Portlandunderstand how to eliminate smoke odors from fire damage or cigarette smoke that will add freshness and blue to your home. Many materials in your home or business hold odors for long periods of time.

Our technicians are specialists in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage contents. In order to remove any odor the source of damage itself must be removed.

Important Warnings on Smoke and Fire Damage

  • Do not attempt to wash walls without consulting a professional expert.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture without an expert’s assistance.
  • Do not use electrical appliances that have been affected by fire or water
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet as you riskshort-circuiting.
  • Do not touch anything. Soot on your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing further damage.
  • Do not eat from open food containers or packages that have been exposed to fire or smoke.
  • Do not wait to call for professional help.

Mitigation is essential in fire and smoke damage…

Even when a fire is extinguished, the damage continues. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic. When burned, synthetics create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable.

The professionals of ServiceMaster of Portland, who specialize in smoke damage in Portland, are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. They have the ability to even remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets, thus helping to avoid additional expenses.

We employ the latest equipment and supplies in our five-step fire and smoke restoration process:

  • Emergency pre-cleaning
  • Content cleaning
  • Content pack-out
  • Wall and ceiling cleaning
  • Deodorization

Smoke damage can have a lasting impact on your property’s value.

SMOKE DAMAGE REPAIR TIPS

Though there are many terrible situations in which you may find yourself needing disaster restoration services, smoke damage can be one of the most difficult cleanup challenges you’ll face as a homeowner. Smoke odors are difficult to eliminate, and without the proper methods they can linger indefinitely. Unfortunately, many materials in your home can hold odors for long periods of time and many times the damage continues long after the fire is out.

Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic. When burned, synthetics create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable. In order to remove any odor the source of damage itself must be removed. Though dealing with smoke damage can be difficult there are some actions you can take to protect your property until you can make an appointment with a professional disaster restoration professional. Here’s what to do:

  • Do not attempt to wash any papered or flat painted walls without consulting your professional cleaner. Incorrect cleaning procedures could compound the soot residue problem.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture. Again, incorrect procedures could increase damage.
  • Do not use electrical appliances that have been close to fire or water before having them checked. They could malfunction.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. A short circuit could result.
  • Do not touch anything. Soot on your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing further damage.
  • Do not eat food that has been exposed to fire or smoke.
  • Do not wait to call for professional help.

A professional can help you effectively clean and salvage your property and remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets. Though tedious, taking proper measures when faced with smoke damage can help you to salvage your property and avoid additional expenses.

To learn more about disaster restoration services in Portland, give ServiceMaster of Portland a call today!