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How To Restore Oak Beams That Have Been Damaged By Fire

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Oak beam restored in Atlanta kitchen Our certified technicians can restore any size fire damage.

The goal here at SERVPRO is to restore your home and leave it, “Like it never even happened.”

Certified Technicians Mitigate Fire Damage to Structural Elements with Precision

No matter the size, fire can have a significant impact on a home or business. The most common fires start in the kitchen area. It is best to have the number of a professional fire mitigation company like SERVPRO to handle cleanup and restoration.

The Oak Beam Trend  

A hot trend in home decor has been decorative ceiling beams to enhance the look of open, farmhouse style homes and kitchens. Oak beams bring a rustic feel to the house that everyone loves. 

Oak Beam Restoration  

Although oak beams look beautiful, they can be problematic when a fire occurs because they are a combustible material.  

SERVPRO helps Atlanta homes that have suffered from fire damage. 

When a fire breaks out in your home, you must get it extinguished as quickly as possible. In small kitchen fires, a homeowner can use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. If the kitchen fire is more massive, it is best to evacuate the premises and wait for the fire department to put out the fire. 

Whether the fire is large or small, smoke residue and soot will likely spread rapidly throughout the house and onto the exposed oak beams. 

No matter the amount of damage present in your home, know that the professionals at SERVPRO are here to help. SERVPRO technicians are highly trained by the IICRC to safely clean and restore the damaged beam by dry ice blasting.

What is Dry Ice Blasting?

Dry ice blasting is a cleaning process that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) pellets. The pellets will evaporate when they hit the item’s surface and clean by a pressurized air stream. Dry ice blasting is a preferred cleaning method by the EPA, FDA, and USDA because it is an eco-friendly cleaning option. 

The reason that we use dry ice blasting to clean a damaged oak beam is because of its non-abrasiveness. Steel brushes, scrapers, and other blasting materials can damage a wood beam that has smoke damage. Dry ice blasting is the best way to clean a wood beam that has smoke damage. It is safe and does not create any chemical waste. 

When performing a soot cleaning job with dry ice blasting, we recommend using protective equipment to ensure safety. After we have blasted the damaged wood beam, we will then sweep up or vacuum the blasted off soot. With this method, you will quickly see an oak beam's ending result that looks as if it never underwent fire damage

 3 Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

  1.  No waste disposal - The dry ice blasting method produces no waste product, making cleanup simple. 
  2.  Eco-friendly – The entire process is non-toxic.
  3.  Saving money and time– Dry ice blasting is quicker than other soot cleaning methods. 

Here at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta, we understand that your home is your sanctuary. You have created a space that is a reflection of who you are. We want you to continue to feel safe even after fire damage has occurred. Contact us today to handle any fire damage clean up to your home. We are available 24/7!

Call us at (404) 835-0200.

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