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6 Cleaning Methods for Personal Belongings After a Fire

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Warehouse Fire Inside As you try to clean up after a fire, you may need the help of SERVPRO to take care of your property and the content within.

After A Fire, There Are Six Different Ways To Clean Personal Belongings.

The flames of a fire can do a lot of damage to your commercial building in New Tulsa, OK. However, smoke can do just as much harm to your belongings. As you try to clean up after a fire, you may need the help of a commercial fire cleanup crew to take care of your property and the content within. Content cleaning can come in many forms, including the following:

  1. Ultrasonic: The combination of ultrasound and a cleaning solvent is used to agitate the surface and deep clean. This method is only appropriate for non-porous items as they will be immersed in the solution.
  2. Dry: Dry-cleaning can serve two purposes. Either it provides a light clean for objects that don't need much, or it serves as a pre-clean before another method. The dry-cleaning method is great for clothes and other objects that can't get too wet.
  3. Wet: This typical method uses water as the primary cleaning agent. In some cases, the professionals may include soap or other cleaners to help rid your belongings of residues.
  4. Foam: Upholstery fabrics often cannot be submerged in water, so a foam technique may be better. This method uses a foaming cleanser and a brush.
  5. Immersion: Sometimes content cleaning needs to get serious. For items severely damaged, an immersion into the cleaning solution may be necessary. These belongings may have to soak for a while for the best effect.
  6. Spray and Wipe: When items cannot be submerged or wet, a spray and wipe cleaning may be another option. This allows the professionals to use a light layer of cleaner that is wiped away almost immediately.

Content cleaning is a necessity after a fire. If you are thinking of doing content storage until your building is ready, you should still clean the items before putting them away. Waiting too long after a fire could make all of the cleaning methods, from dry-cleaning to immersion, unsuccessful.

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