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What Can Be Done to Repair My Burnt Sections of Drywall During Fire Restoration in Jamestown?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged ceiling and walls of a home Allow SERVPRO to assess your home after a fire. We can quickly determine what can be repaired and what needs to be replaced.

SERVPRO Can Restore Burnt Drywall Inside your Jamestown Home Through Cleaning Procedures

Whenever our SERVPRO technicians work on a project where drywall got negatively affected we inspect it to see if we can repair it or if it has to be removed and replaced. If the charring on your drywall is deeper than the surface, we can remove the drywall and then inspect the wooden studs underneath.

Can you save my drywall if it is not burnt deeply?

During some fire restoration projects in Jamestown, we can save your drywall if the charring is only on the surface of the material using the following methods:

    Dry Cleaning: If your drywall is bare or does not have a painted glossy surface, then dry cleaning methods can work well to remove soot and surface charring. For light soot residues, we can sometimes use a feather duster or dry rag to remove them from the surfaces.

    Wet Cleaning: Painted sections of drywall can often be cleaned using water-based detergents. Moderate residues can best be removed using a general surface cleaner. Greasy soils and heavy soots can be expelled by implementing a heavy-duty, high-alkaline product.

    Abrasive Blasting: In some situations, spots that adhere well to the surfaces of your drywall get removed best using abrasive techniques. Sandblasting does not get used too much for drywall because it can take off too much of the material. Therefore, soda blasting proves to be an effective method because it does not take much of the surface while it removes the soot.

    Sanding: Some surfaces may get ruined if abrasive blasting methods get implemented. Sanding can be a good alternative option because our technicians have more control removing the soot using a hand sander and fine sandpaper.

    Sealing: If the soot residues cannot be removed from your walls by cleaning or abrasive methods, we can spray a sealant paint on the affected areas that trap in any foul odors.

Burnt drywall can cause foul odors to linger all over your house Lakewood or Frewsburg. For professional assistance after a fire starts on your property, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.

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