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Fire Damage in Bay Ridge Includes Tobacco Smoke to Kitchen Fires

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

Room Under Soot Fire damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

We Protect Houses From the Effects of Fire Damage

Quitting smoking is a wonderful accomplishment, but doing so can make it clear how badly tobacco smoke can make the interior of your house in Bay Ridge stink. One of the worst pitfalls when learning to cook something new might be a yucky grease fire. Both are considered side effects of fire damage.

Many families in Bay Ridge trust SERVPRO's fire damage experts for cleanup and restoration. Long-term smoking inside results in the accumulation of tar from tobacco, and a grease fire is very similar, although it happens within a short period.

Our highly trained crew can handle freshening up your home after either, giving you and your family a clean, fresh, and beautiful start. Read on for explanations of how we clean tobacco tar and cooking grease accumulations from certain surfaces in local residences:

  • Painted surfaces
  • Porous wood
  • Varnished wood

Painted surfaces can develop stains from greasy smoke, including that from ongoing smoking or a cooking accident. We remove deposited layers from painted surfaces using a wet cleaning method that includes our Wall and All Surface Cleaner (#351). These surfaces can include walls, ceilings, paneling, countertops, cabinetry, and shelving. Stained areas might require applying a sealer, followed by repainting.

Porous, unfinished wood is often found inside cabinetry, drawers, and attics. Several methods are used to clean by-products from fire or smoking in these areas. Because of their porous nature, they absorb particles more easily, making odor control very important to the results. We dilute the residues with alcohol, then apply SERVPRO's in-house Smoke Deodorizer (#302). During this time, we place anything from drawers and cabinets into bins so we can return everything correctly when we finish.

Cleaning varnished wood is similar to cleaning painted surfaces but also requires the application of conditioners to keep the wood underneath from drying out.

When you need a professional crew to help with damage from fire, call SERVPRO of Bay Ridge at (718) 765-5572.

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