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Learn How SERVPRO Can Repair the Damaged Wood in Your Manayunk Home

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

After wood in your home has been damaged SERVPRO can offer sanding as a repair.

Treatments for Fire Damaged Wood in Manayunk Homes

One of the most vulnerable materials in Manayunk homes to fire damage is wood. Although modern homes are built with many systems in place to improve their resistance to fire, all but a few types of wood remain highly flammable and susceptible to damage. Although the processes involved in restoring damage done to wood are simple compared to many other tasks, they still require significant manpower and careful planning to get done. Here are a few ways SERVPRO technicians use their expertise to reverse the effects of fire damage on wood in your home.


Many consequences of fire damage to Manayunk homes can be dealt with by refinishing or repainting wood and other surfaces in the home. After a light cleaning, our crews can apply one of many new finishes to the surface depending on the needs of your home. These finishes can effectively seal in smoke odors, give the wood a like-new appearance, and even add style where your home might have been lacking before.


One treatment unique to most types of wood is sanding. With the aid of industrial-strength sanding tools, we can shave off the thin charred layer on fire damaged surfaces in your home. After any visual damage has been removed, we make final adjustments and apply a fresh coat of finish to the material. This treatment may not work for all types of wood, but is still one of our most-used tactics.

Isolated Replacement

When a fire compromises the structural integrity of your home by burning through supports, framing, and other critical supportive elements, our only option is to replace the materials and prevent collapse later. However, we only replace those boards and beams that have been burned through, keeping areas with only cosmetic damage mostly untouched. By keeping replacements to a minimum, we often save thousands of dollars that would otherwise be wasted by tossing out salvageable materials.

SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill can help to reverse the effects of fire damage in your home. Call us 24/7 as soon as possible after a disaster at (215) 482-0800.

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