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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration



Cleaning Soot Damage after a Fire

Churches are a staple of the communities where we live, and we raise our families. When a Largo church became the unfortunate victim of arson, it faced a great deal of both smoke and soot damage. While the damage itself could have been exponentially worse regarding structural damage and a need for reconstruction, our SERVPRO professionals still had quite a task of getting the mess cleaned up so that the church would not have to cancel future services.

Fortunately, the church did not hesitate in calling in our professional restoration team to allow us adequate time to get the work accomplished. With our commitment to be Faster To Any Size Disaster, we dispatched our fire restoration team to get to work immediately in assessing the full scope of the damage that we faced in our process and the kind of equipment that would be a necessity to complete the task.

With the high vaulted ceilings and broad area of the sanctuary area of the building, our SERVPRO team required a man lift to address the soot and smoke damage present on the towering ceiling. While members of our team addressed the soot that spanned the ceiling, others worked diligently on the ground level, cleaning up present soot damage and working to remedy the odor that the recent fire had left in the area.

Deodorization played a vital role in the restoration of the church, as the staff here did not want to subject the congregation to a noxious odor during scheduled services. We worked to remedy this present effect with the use of foggers that break apart smoke odor molecules and neutralize them on contact. This same approach was used to remove the scent of the fire that seeped into the wooden pews in the affected area.

Ultimately, our SERVPRO of Largo team successfully restored the fire damage to this local church, and they were able to resume their regular schedule of services and events. More importantly, they were able to move on from what could have been a very traumatic event for the entire staff and congregation. If you have a disaster of your own that you are contending with, you do not have to face its damages alone. Give our experienced restoration specialists a call today at (727) 586-0060.

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