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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Charred Attic in West Tampa Post Fire

High-heat flash fires can char wood and leave a deposit of carbon on the joists and trusses, as shown in this West Tampa building. Since the fire was extinguished almost immediately, there was no visible structural damage. But the stench of the smoke and the appearance of the blackened timbers needed work. If SERVPRO of West Tampa is called into a situation like this one, the tried and true methodology is straightforward. Hydroxyl generators are set up as the affected area is isolated. Then "ice blasting" is the preferred means of service. Pressurized dry ice pellets are loaded into a hopper by one tech as the second one blasts away the carbonized outer layer of the wood. No mess as an air scrubber can capture the airborne particulates using a HEPA filter. No water to clean up from pressure cleaning since the solid carbon dioxide pellets remove the carbon. Ironic, one element working against itself. Need help, call us at (813) 855-0888.