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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Damage in Portland?

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

First comes smoke damage.

The sharp smell of smoke woke me up. When I investigated, I found that the fireplace damper was closed, and the fireplace smoke had been accumulating inside the house!  Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the smoke odor permeated into all of our belongings and furnishings in our Portland home.

I called SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne, and they arrived quickly and carefully inspected my home to determine the extent of the smoke damage. They pretested all of our belongings and used a variety of cleaning methods to remove the smoke odor and soot residue. Here are some of the cleaning methods they used:

Cleaning Methods

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

You never know when your Portland home will need fire damage restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO of North Portland / West Hawthorne is Here to Help. We’ll clean and restore your fire-damaged belongings, “Like it never even happened.” 

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