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Restoring Fire Damaged Items in Your Chicago Home

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

wood wall with left side burned Rather severe or slight, SERVPRO will help you.

Let us get you back to the basics.

If your home experiences a fire damage incident, then the cabinets are part of the structures that are likely to experience some damage. No matter how small the fire is, efficient measures need to be taken to restore your property and prevent further deterioration. Usually, smoke travels around the building and can affect walls, furniture, ceilings, and other items that are far away from the point of combustion. We are going to look at some of the procedures we use to reface your Chicago home. 

The seriousness of the fire determines whether the fire damage outcomes in your Chicago home are severe or slight. There are instances where our SERVPRO technicians reface the cabinets by removing their exterior doors, removing the smoke damaged finishing, and make the needed repairs such as refinishing and repainting. However, replacing the cabinet’s is the best option when there is significant smoke permeation. 

When it is necessary to clean the cabinets, we have to choose a method that suits finished or unfinished surfaces. Most cabinet interiors are made of unfinished wood, so, our SERVPRO technicians may use a dry cleaning sponge to remove the residues. In some instances, we use the sanding technique to remove any remaining residues. 

Another challenging location that our SERVPRO technicians need to clean during the restoration process is the attic’s. They are hard to clean since they are porous, comprised of unfinished wood, and their shapes are irregular. If you had stored some contents in the attic, we need to first remove them before the cleaning can take place. Whenever we come across unexposed structure timber, we use a deodorizing pre-sealer or a duct sealer to do the sealing. 

Smoke may also change the appearance of your home's insulation. Our SERVPRO technicians usually replace the insulation as opposed to cleaning it. In some cases, we may remove and replace the top layer of the insulation when the lower section is free of smoke damage. 

SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown follows the regulations of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) when attending to commercial and residential properties. Call (773) 434-9100 to learn more about the restoration and cleaning services that our experienced technicians offer. 

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