When a fire strikes your property, make ServiceMaster Professional Services your first response team for cleaning up smoke, fire, and water damage to your home or business.
The professionals of ServiceMaster Professional Services in Minneapolis, MN 55407, are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. We can even remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpeting, thus helping to avoid additional expenses.
What To Do after smoke or fire damage
Corrosive byproducts can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours. Call us for professional help.
If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
Tape a damp cheesecloth over return and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
Discard any open food packages.
If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave the doors propped open.
Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to our qualified restoration dry cleaner.
What NOT To Do after smoke and fire damage
Do not touch anything. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing additional damage.
Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound soot residue.
Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.
Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.
We use the latest equipment and supplies in our five-step fire and smoke restoration process:
Wall and ceiling cleaning
Soot and Smoke Damage Cleanup
The fire itself only causes a portion of the damage, the smoke and soot it leaves behind often cause more extensive damage after the fire is out. The heat from the fire causes chemical reactions that create soot and oily residue that will spread and settle on the property after the fire is out. Objects and materials affected by these byproducts will experience discoloration and corrosion if not cleaned up properly. Our technicians can clean and restore a wide range of objects and materials damaged by soot with powerful chemical cleaners. This will help prevent permanent damage.
Smoke odors are also a problem after a fire. The odors get absorbed in porous building materials and furnishings which is why they linger. We use advanced deodorization techniques including hydroxyl deodorization and ozone treatments to extract the smoke odors and effectively eliminate them from your property.
Call us or use the form on the right to request a quote for ServiceMaster Professional Services fire damage cleanup services in Minneapolis, MN 55407 area.