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How to clean up Smoke and Soot from a fire

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

How to clean up Smoke and Soot from a fire

Cleaning Techniques for Specific Types of Damage for Damage Due to High-Oxygen Fires: Use dry sponges to remove initial deposits and follow with a low-alkali detergent, then rinse. For Damage Due to Low-Oxygen Fires: Do not use a dry sponge as this may create smears and cause the soot to spread. High-alkali detergents are recommended with warm water and wash down. Remember to rinse thoroughly, as residue may affect subsequent paint applications. For Damage Due to Kitchen Fires: Thorough cleaning is required, as residue may not be readily visible. Remember that usually kitchen cabinets and drawer contents will need to be removed to allow access to hidden areas.

Cleaning of Heavy Residue: This may require assistance from professionals and mechanical cleaning. Cleaning methods include the following: · Low-pressure sandblasting · Sodium bicarbonate blasting · Dry ice blasting · Power washing with steam · Chemical application and agitation · Non-destructive rubber blasting.


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