We Can Save Your Furniture After A Fire In Little Rock
How You Can Restore Furniture After Fire Damage in Your Little Rock Residence
After a fire disaster, you need a quick and efficient response that can restore your home to its pre-damaged state. Even if the fire was small, soot and smoke could have spread throughout the house, affecting furniture, walls, and carpets. Furniture is particularly vulnerable to fire damage because it is made of wood and other flammable materials. Therefore, you need to clean it effectively to prevent further damage.
Depending on the extent of fire damage in your Little Rock home, you may or may not salvage the furniture. The furniture that is not severely damaged could be covered in soot. In that case, you can hire professionals from SERVPRO to clean and restore it. Some things you can do prior to our arrival include:
• Wipe the wood surfaces gently with a dry sponge to remove the soot.
• Pull off any removable fabric coverings from the furniture and wash them in cold water.
• Vacuum furniture surfaces with a hard nozzle crevice tool to remove dust and lose soot particles.
• Wipe the furniture with a damp cloth.
Our Fire & Smoke Damage Technicians can help you restore smoke-damaged hard furniture. The success of the restoration depends on the extent of the destruction and the type of finish on furniture. Various surfaces are used to finish wood furniture like paint, lacquer, shellac, waxes, and varnish. We consider the finish on furniture items to determine the cleaning method to use. For instance, unfinished wood readily absorbs scents, moisture, and residues because it is porous. We, therefore, use dry cleaning methods to clean unfinished furniture since water-based products can allow smoke particles to get absorbed deeper in the pores of the wood, causing stains.
Our SERVPRO crew can also use furniture polishes to restore wood furniture. These are all-purpose wax polishes that combine oil and hard finish waxes to offer polishing, cleaning, and wax protection. Apart from silicone and lemon oil, some furniture polishes also contain beeswax and mink oil, which provide more shine, luster, and protection.
If you experience a fire and it ruins your furniture, SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is ready to help you restore it. Contact us any time any day at (501) 803-9700 for quick restoration services.
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