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Why Trust SERVPRO for Fire Restoration of Cresskill Properties?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with soot and debris everywhere Smoke and soot residues can quickly damage the contents and the structure of your home. Contact our certified technicians right away for restoration.

Fast service makes SERVPRO the first choice for fire restoration in Cresskill

SERVPRO techs understand that time is of the essence when dealing with the smoke and soot residue during fire restoration of your Cresskill home. The longer the residues stay on the walls and ceilings, the more damage they can cause. The situation gets even trickier when wallcoverings like wallpapers are present. 

SERVPRO’s level of success cleaning wallcoverings during fire restoration of your Cresskill home depends on several factors-  

  • Whether the coverings are porous or non-porous
  • Is the material resistant to heat and smoke?
  • How is the material affected by the various cleaning products?  

SERVPRO techs consider all these factors before they devise a plan to clean the smoke and soot from your fire-damaged home. 

Types of wallcoverings SERVPRO techs encounter during house fire cleanup in Cresskill. 

SERVPRO restorers typically encounter the following basic kinds of wallcoverings in Cresskill homes-

  • Paper wallpaper: These are porous and can absorb water-based cleaning products. Hence, dry cleaning with a sponge is the only option available. 
  • Vinyl wallpapers: As vinyl is non-porous, SERVPRO techs use water-based cleaning products. However, some solvents might damage the vinyl, so a pre-test is often required. 
  • Foil wallpaper: These are non-porous; however, acidic cleaning products might affect the metallic finish. SERVPRO techs use water-based basic cleaning solutions to clean foil wallpapers. 
  • Grasscloth: Made from dried natural fibers like flax and hemp, these are porous and are only dry cleaned with a sponge. 

What precautions do SERVPRO techs take while cleaning?

SERVPRO techs exercise necessary caution while cleaning wallcoverings. We always ensure to pre-test the surfaces to avoid causing additional damage due to cleaning solutions.  

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244-0100; we are available 24/7.

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