Fire/Smoke Damage

Time is a major factor when it comes to restoring damage caused by a fire. Just because a fire has been put out doesn’t mean that the damage has been put on hold. Corrosion control and emergency cleaning must be started right away or it could increase the damage.

What Is Fire

Fire is the transformation of matter into energy, the result is ash and carbon monoxide. This is what most of the damage is when related to fires. Just as there are different fires there are different methods of putting the actual fire out. there are freon gaseous fire extinguishers, water, and foam extinguishers. These all leave different messes behind and therefore require different clean up methods.

Loss

Loss due to fire does not just entail the actual destruction of combustible materials; there is also much unseen damage. There are different kinds of fires and often times whatever has burned has permeated the air. Burned particles released into the air will attach to any surface leaving awful odors in their wake. The residue is mostly unseen and will be oily to the touch. The scent and residue will seep into wall cracks, carpeting, furniture anything with a porous surface. If it enters the ventilation system the scent is then spread throughout the house and the foul odor is spread.

Odor

In addition to cleaning and removing damage and odors it’s important to deodorize the air. There are advanced thermo-foggers that produce a hot thick steam that can destroy most odors and will actually neutralize particle sizes. These thermo-foggers can reach crevices and permeate surfaces touched by water and moisture. It is another step in the restoration process.

 

Restoring Property

 

Fire Cleanup

This involves the removal of black soot and smokey residues, dust, extinguisher foam, and any left over debris

Odor Removal

Fires can leave lasting odors in the air and within buildings and personal items. We can eliminate fire and smoke odors

Restore

Rebuild damaged areas and putting salvaged property back together.

 

Smoke And Odor Damage

 

Fire’s can leave behind lots of damage, and often times what is salvageable is filled with soot or smokey residues. There are different kinds of residues left behind. Our professionals know how to handle each one!

  • Wet Smoke Residue: these residues are often sticky or smeary with very strong odors. These are a result of smoldering fires with low heat
  • Dry Smoke Residue: these residues tend to be dry and powdery with non-smeary smoke particles. Dry Smoke Residue is the result of a fast burning fire with a high temperature.
  • Protein Residue: these residues are primarily unseen but are extremely pungent. These residues tend to discolor paints and varnishes
  • Fuel Oil Soot: when the furnace puffs backs distribute fuel oil soot
  • Other Types of Residue: various other residues include Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue. These also need to be cleaned.

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