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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cleaning Soot From A Wall

These before and after photos show test cleaning a wall after a fire has spread soot through a home. The soot has spread through the duct work and affected this section of the wall. We test clean with dry sponges.  The dry sponges are wiped along the surface of the affected material and the soot attaches to the sponge.  We are then able to determine the clean ability of the affected materials. You can see how the area that was test cleaned with the dry sponge and how the soot has attached to the dry sponge.  We are then able to determine the scope of work and methods needed after test cleaning to provide services to clean or provide removal services of affected materials. SERVPRO of Iowa City/Coralville has staff that are IICRC trained in fire restoration cleaning techniques.