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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cleaning Carpet and Upholstery After A Fire

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

No matter how small or large, a fire in your  Rolling Meadows home can be a troubling disruption to your life and can have a significant effect on you and your family. When disaster strikes, you need someone who can help. SERVPRO is always standing by to help clean and restore your home once a fire has occurred. One of the many areas we specialize in is cleaning carpeting and upholstery which has been damaged by fire, smoke, and soot. 
 
How difficult it is to repair and clean your damaged carpeting and upholstery depends on the kind of damage. For items affected by smoke, the cleaning process is quite simple and straightforward. Additional damage from water and debris may involve a more complicated process. 
 
At SERVPRO, our process for restoring carpeting that has fire and smoke damage includes cleaning, sanitizing, and neutralizing damage that was caused by debris and smoke left after a fire. To start, we sanitize the carpet and upholstery with special cleaners. Doing so neutralizes organic matter such as bacteria and fungi while removing dirt and debris left in the fibers. With the right dwell time, this process reaches into porous areas such as carpet backing systems, cushions, and other areas that are difficult to reach. 
 
Carpet or upholstery damaged from water, heat or a chemical used to put out the fire might not be salvageable. Excessive water in carpeting usually creates a bond issue for adhesives which hold the carpeting to the floor. In some cases, it can create damage to the carpet. The water can also soak the padding, which results in the need to replace it. Whenever necessary, we can help dispose of and replace unsalvageable carpet.
 
At SERVPRO of Palatine / Rolling Meadows, we understand that time is of the essence when it comes to water and smoke damage from fire. We waste no time in getting to your home when you contact us at (847) 934-1700

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