What Cleaning and Restoration Must Occur After a Fire Loss in Your Little Rock Office?
Fire Loss in Little Rock
Varying levels of cleaning and recovery are needed after a fire, and our SERVPRO team can help.
Cleaning is a vital element to every loss incident that our SERVPRO team helps to restore in Little Rock businesses. When a fire affects your office, there can be multiple layers of attention that the property needs to look like it should. With our commitment that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, we can reach disasters whenever they occur to begin vital mitigation efforts.
From a need for deodorization and soot removal to cleaning up after water damages extinguishment can cause, fire damage in your Little Rock office building can take many forms. Because cleaning is a common thread to all of the restoration work that we do, our cleaning technicians are among the most well trained and versatile of our entire roster. From the emergency services and immediate attention through cleaning tasks to improve the look and feel of your business, our professionals can help.
What Immediate Cleaning Needs Does the Office Have?
You might not realize it, but some of the initial conditions that your property faces after a fire loss and extinguishment can be very damaging to the structure. Fire suppressant residues can be a widespread threat that coats the surfaces of many desks, cubicle walls, and the carpeted floors. Addressing some of the immediate concerns can limit a greater need for tear-out and reconstruction moving forward. Some of these pressing concerns include:
• Suppressant Residues
• Water Cleanup
• Fire Debris Removal
What is the Best Way to Clean Soot-Covered Surfaces?
Soot can be one of the most considerable obstacles that our technicians face after a fire loss emergency. With the microscopic, carcinogenic particles circulating in the environment, reducing the presence of this health hazard might be a challenge. While air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators can run air through a HEPA filtration system to capture some of these particles, soot residues on structural surfaces and contents can be a more substantial challenge. Some of the techniques to address this type of loss effect include:
Abrasive Cleaning – Many cleaning techniques fall under this category, from steel wool scrubbing to dry vacuuming. Removing as much of the buildup of soot particles on the surface can reduce the possibility of smearing and staining.
Soda Blasting – With highly pressurized blasting with softer media like baking soda, we can neutralize many of the threats that exist on soot-damaged surfaces. This approach is specifically designed to remove surface residues without damaging the material substrate underneath. An advantage of this cleaning approach is that this soda blasting process can also noticeably reduce the presence of trapped odors.
Water-Based Solvents – Not all of the cleaning products that we have in our line of EPA-Approved cleansers can do anything against formidable soot damages. Water-based solvents can help in situations where greasy residues and thick soot layers exist.
How Can SERVPRO Make the Office Feel Normal After a Fire?
We know that initially, it might feel like making the office look the way it used to after a structure fire is an uphill battle. There might be multiple stages to this recovery, but we have experienced cleaning technicians that can help to recover each of the affected areas and materials in their appropriate time. We can even follow up after reconstruction efforts with a final cleaning that genuinely makes the fire loss “Like it never even happened.” Some of the steps we can take to return your office to its original state include:
Carpet Cleaning – Short pile carpeting is a standard installation in high traffic areas throughout your office. With hot water extraction and deluxe cleaning approaches, our SERVPRO team can often remove fire effects, eliminate soiling, and improve the flooring's vibrancy.
Deodorization – Odors can be a widespread challenge after a structure fire, and this situation could be made worse by porous material trapping odors. We have several practical solutions to combat these conditions, including thermal fogging. This approach produces a vaporous fog that can penetrate porous materials and neutralize trapped odors.
Content Management – Your furniture, fixtures, and other contents can be directly in harm's way after a fire loss. While several of these items can get restored on-site with surface cleaning, deodorization, and drying techniques, in more extreme situations, we can relocate contents to our SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning and attention.
After a fire in your office building, it is vital to get cleaning and restoration started as soon as possible. Contact our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village team. It is our business to get you back in business, and you can reach us 24/7 at (501) 217-8723.