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SERVPRO Offers a Premier Fire and Smoke Restoration Service in Chicago

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on wall and ceiling A coat of paint will only temporarily solve smoke and soot issues. For a job-done-right the first time, call SERVPRO.

Prompt Response and Experienced Technicians Make SERVPRO One of the Most Trusted Fire and Smoke Restoration Companies in Chicago

Fire and smoke damage can not only ruin the contents of your home but can cause significant structural damage to it as well. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO for fire and smoke restoration of your Chicago home is the first step toward getting your home back in order after a fire incident.  

Experienced and skilled SERVPRO technicians use a unique and scientific approach during the fire and smoke restoration of your Chicago home. The primary goal of the restorers is to get rid of the smoke and soot residue from the various surfaces quickly before they can cause any long-term damage. Most cleaning methods that SERVPRO techs use involve:

  • Loosening the soil.
  • Suspending or dispersing them in a cleaning product.
  • Extracting the residues along with the cleaning product. 

How do Cleaning Products Remove Smoke and Soot Particles During Fire Damage Restoration of your Chicago Property?  

SERVPRO techs use the basic principle of 'like dissolves like' while selecting the cleaning product to remove smoke and soot residues from your fire-damaged Chicago home. Soils formed during the fire and smoke damage can be categorized as hydrophilic (easily dissolves in water) or hydrophobic (easily dissolves in oil-based solvents).

SERVPRO techs use detergent solutions in water to remove hydrophilic soot particles. However, it is much more challenging to remove oily particles. SERVPRO techs either emulsify the oily particles in detergent solutions or dissolve them using oil-based cleaning agents.

While water-based detergents have their advantages, heavier hydrophobic residues are more efficiently cleaned by solvents. SERVPRO techs use solvents recommended by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993; we can assist you any time of the day.  

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