My Advance Shop Experienced Smoke Damage – Can My Sheetrock Be Saved?
SERVPRO Knows How to Mitigate Fire Damage in Advance Commercial Buildings
Advance is home to the historic Vestal Potts Gymnasium. There are also mechanic workshops, artist workshops, and auto shops. No matter the type of business, smoke residue can cause severe damage to walls and ceilings.
Can I Paint Over the Smoke Damage?
If your shop experienced a minor fire that mainly caused smoke damage, you might think a quick cleanup will take care of it. If you have sheetrock constructed walls, it is tempting to wipe them down thoroughly and repaint them. That may not be a wise move. Fire damage in Advance of any kind should be dealt with by a professional cleaning and restoration company.
How Does SERVPRO Handle Sheetrock?
Whenever our team gets called in for fire restoration, we carefully inspect all walls and ceilings. There are different types of smoke residue, and each one requires different cleaning methods. There are four types of smoke residue:
• Dry smoke powder
• Protein smoke residues
• Wet smoke residues
• Fuel oil smoke residue (requiring specific techniques)
Soot is a smoke film that has settled, and it has a strong odor. If you paint over your sheetrock without removing the contaminant, you are going to trap the smell. You may be smelling smoke for years to come. SERVPRO technicians test the residues to ascertain what type is there. They can then clean it with the appropriate products and method.
Sealing May be Necessary
At times, the particulates can become so embedded into the sheetrock that cleaning cannot eradicate it. In this situation, the technicians use sealants. The sealants encapsulate the odors in a way that covers the smell. The sheetrock can then be primed and painted.
Contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 if you need any type of fire damage restoration. We handle commercial restoration of all sizes.