Cleaning Carpeting and Upholstery in Your Palatine Home After a Fire
SERVPRO Remediates the Extensive Damage That an Unwelcome Fire Leaves Behind in Your Home
No matter how small or large, a fire in your Palatine home is a complete disruption to your life and very troubling. Fires are one of the biggest fears that anyone has as a homeowner, and we do our best to prevent them by following safety steps while cooking and using appliances, plus installing smoke detectors in all the rooms of our homes. When disaster does strike, however, you need someone who can help.
Fire damage to your Palatine home, even if it is a small amount, has a significant effect on you and your family. SERVPRO is always standing by to help you clean and restore your home once a fire has occurred. One thing which is troublesome is 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 smoke damaged items only, our cleaning process is quite simple and straightforward. For damage which involves debris, water, and smoke, the process is more complicated. In most instances, heat damage is irreversible.
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 which has physical damage from water, heat or a chemical used on the fire itself 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.
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 in Staples Corner, Rolling Meadows, or Inverness when you contact us at (847) 934-1700.
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