WHY WE USE DRY CLEANING SPONGES FOR SMOKE AND SOOT?
One of the biggest mistake homeowners and even professionals can make is to treat clean-up like any other kind of clean-up. Your first impulse may be to use foaming or liquid upholstery cleaner or wood cleaner on your furniture or detergent cleaner on walls and ceilings. If you do this, you will be creating bigger mess than you started with. Instead, you must first remove soot as much as possible before applying any liquids. If you dampen sooty furniture or walls before first cleaning it, it will cause a deeper stains and these stains are difficult to remove. Dry Cleaning Sponges are ideal for smoke and soot removal in fire restoration work and furnace blowback problems.
What is Dry – Cleaning Sponge?
Dry-Cleaning Sponge is used to clean smoke residues from surfaces. Dry Cleaning Sponges are made of vulcanized natural rubber, like an erase rubber sponges that contain chemical products for the purpose of cleaning. Sponges clean through absorption.
These sponges are used absolutely dry. They are ideal to pick up dust and dirt form areas that cannot be cleaned by water solvents. Fire restoration crews use this dry soot removing sponge for removing soot to avoid smearing that occurs with damp cleaning.
Here are a few reminders if you do have a fire and if soot is present.
- Don’t attempt to wash any walls
- Don’t attempt to clean carpet or upholstery. Consult Professionals like SERVPRO of Ventura
- Don’t send clothing with smoke residue to dry cleaners that are not experience in cleaning fire damaged clothing. SERVPRO of Ventura can help you in getting your clothing cleaned.
- If you have HVAC system, make sure to change the filter and consult professionals like SERVPRO of Ventura regarding cleaning your HVAC duct system.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. If you have any questions about water damage, please do not hesitate to callSERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We specialize in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration.