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Removing Commercial Carpet Fire Damage in Raleigh

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

DEALING with fire damage poster SERVPRO When dealing with a fire damaged Raleigh workplace--call in the professionals--SERVPRO

SERVPRO Repairs Fire-Damaged Commercial Flooring 

When a Raleigh business endures even a small fire, porous surfaces like carpets are bound to be affected heavily. Fibers and fabrics are often restorable after absorbing smoke particles, but an estimated 98% of carpets are made of synthetic fibers. These porous surfaces tend to melt, char, and become otherwise unsalvageable when exposed to flames, high temperatures, and fire damage debris.

Fire damage cleanup for Raleigh businesses is available around the clock from certified SERVPRO technicians. Crew members receive a thorough education in fire mitigation strategies that can return the contents of a commercial facility to a pre-disaster condition based on restoration industry guidelines set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 

Is commercial carpeting restorable after fire damage?

While carpets are typically made of synthetic fibers that react poorly to fire, these surfaces are often restorable because of how smoke clings to surfaces. Soot particles often rise and stick to walls, ceilings, and other elevated surfaces before sinking to the floor.

When carpeting in a commercial facility endures soot exposure, SERVPRO technicians can:

  • Pull up carpet and pad for inspection of adhesives, subflooring, and overall damage
  • Vacuum loose, dry soot deposits with HEPA-filter vacuums 
  • Mitigate odors with thermal fogging solutions, injection systems, or sprays
  • Disinfect fibers with EPA-registered antimicrobials

In some cases, replacing carpeting might be more cost-effective than attempting a restoration. If residues from the fire bond with carpet fibers, they can permanently darken them. This difference is especially apparent in cases where exposed carpet is significantly darker than areas that had furniture sitting atop it during the fire. Even with cleaning, these color changes may still be visible. SERVPRO can install new carpet and pad for commercial entities per property owners’ needs.

Commercial property owners can call (919) 250-0455 for "Like it never even happened" cleanup results from SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon.

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