For the past 20 years, I’ve been responding to both residential and commercial fires. The majority of house fires fall into two categories: “Accidental” and “Out of your Control.” Let me provide some examples to clarify. Accidental fires can occur when you leave something on the stove and get distracted by a phone call, children, or someone at the door. On the other hand, fires that are out of your control can be caused by electrical shorts or faulty appliances. Once a fire starts, the real danger lies in the materials that fuel it. These materials pose the greatest risk and can cause significant damage to both the property and its contents. Fire Restoration Services or Fire Remediation Services is the process of the materials affected by the effect of the fire. Restoring, Remediation, Documentation, Disposal, Salvaging, and Cleaning encompass the Service. Our team has experience from past claims and industry training for the IICRC (The Industry Standards for Cleaning and Restoration).
Our comprehensive services cover everything you need, from removing smoke and odour to cleaning surfaces and contents. We also address airborne particles to ensure a thorough fire remediation process. You can trust us to handle all aspects of fire damage with precision and care. Let us restore your space back to its pre-fire condition, so you can breathe easy again.
What you should know
Fires in homes and buildings can release dangerous chemicals and particulates into the air through the combustion of materials. This poses serious health risks that should not be taken lightly. Here are some important points to consider:
Smoke from fires contains carbon monoxide, soot, and other irritants. Breathing in this smoke can lead to breathing problems, headaches, nausea, and even lung damage. In the long term, it can even increase your risk of developing cancer.
Toxins like cyanide, benzene, and formaldehyde are released when plastics, wiring, and furniture burn. These toxins can cause damage to your nervous system, liver, and kidneys. It’s crucial to minimise exposure to them.
Smoke and moisture can spread bioaerosols like mould, bacteria, and allergens. These can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory issues, so it’s important to be aware of these potential risks.
Particulates from burnt debris can irritate your eyes and skin, and fine particles may even penetrate deep into your lungs. Protecting yourself from these particulates is essential for your health and wellbeing.
It is vital to be aware of these risks and take appropriate measures to mitigate them when dealing with fires.
Hazards from Fire Damage
After a fire, it is important to consider additional hazards that require remediation. These hazards include:
Odours from smoke that can penetrate soft furnishings, drywall, and ventilation systems. Proper cleaning and sealing are necessary to remove these odours.
Structural damage, such as warped floors and walls, broken glass, and roof collapse, which need to be repaired to ensure the building’s structural integrity and safety.
Fire and shock hazards caused by burnt wiring, outlets, and electrical systems. These need to be replaced to prevent further risks.
Compromised gas, water, and sewage lines that require proper capping and repair after a fire.
Weakened building materials and structures that may need reinforcement or demolition to prevent collapse.
We understand the importance of addressing these issues promptly, ensuring the safety and security of your property.
Fire Remediation Process
Our professional remediation service offers extensive cleaning, repairs, and restoration to address fire damage. Here’s what we do:
Contents cleaning: We use full immersion cleaning to remove smoke and soot from salvageable belongings. Air scrubbers are utilised to remove particulates.
Surface cleaning: All affected surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and deodorised. We employ cleaning methods like ultrasonic cleaning to remove soot from electronics.
Structural drying: Moisture meters help us identify wet areas, and we use equipment like dehumidifiers to control humidity and dry structures, preventing mould growth.
Demolition: We safely remove and dispose of unsafe structures and materials, clearing areas for rebuilding.
Reconstruction: Damaged structural elements, flooring, drywall, and finishes are removed and replaced.
Documenting damage and repairs is crucial for insurance claims.
Our remediation process not only eliminates health hazards but also preserves and restores the structure. Trusting our qualified professionals ensures the safety of inhabitants.
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