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Can Wood Furniture Be Saved After a Fire in Closter?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged living room with burned items everywhere Even a small fire in your home can cause your family stress. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for professional remediation services for your home.

SERVPRO’s Goal is Always to Restore Instead of Replace if Possible

In this Closter home, a small fire broke out in the living room. A spark from the fireplace landed on the curtain. The fire was promptly contained, but the smoke residue settled through the room.

Can the Smell Be Removed from My Coffee Table?

Smoke odors can easily penetrate unfinished wood furniture. Coffee tables, end stands, and desks can have unfinished sections. For example, the underside of the coffee table, the bottoms of drawers, and the back of desks. Our professional technicians use several cleaning methods depending on the type of soot. Dry cleaning sponges are often used as is denatured alcohol. 

My End Table Was Affected by The Fire

While soot and smells can often be removed from wood items that are soot damaged, there are situations in which the item cannot be salvaged. If the end table was exposed to high heat or direct flames, you might not be able to save it. Signs that the item is a loss include:

  • Severe surface blistering
  • Joints that are water-logged
  • Cracked joints from the high heat
  • Permanent staining of light-colored wood
  • Severely charred areas

 If the coffee table has a finished surface that has mild damage, there are some semi-refinishing techniques our technicians can use. This can be done when there are slight stains from water damage that can come with a fire. A solvent-based cleaner can remove watermarks, chalky spots, and light staining. 

Even small contained fires can cause damage to a home. We understand fire damage and fire restoration. Our certified technicians look at each case individually and use whatever restoration methods the situation warrants. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County at (201) 244 - 0100 for professional fire restoration service you can trust. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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