Fire & Smoke Damage
Health Concerns About Fire & Smoke Damage:
Anyone who has been evacuated from a fire-damaged area is anxious to get back to ordinary life as soon as possible. However, it is important to remember that fire may have affected air quality, water supply and food products. Smoke may cause distress for those persons with lung or heart problems. Surface water systems may be contaminated with ash and debris and heat may have damaged or destroyed outbuildings and equipment used for wells. Also, disinfection of water supplies may have been compromised and the water may not be safe to drink. Heat damaged and/or smoke damaged food items may harbor potentially hazardous bacteria or chemicals.
A safe water supply or an alternate supply of water should be used for drinking and cleanup. Small quantities of water can be disinfected by boiling the water at a full roll for 2 minutes or adding 1/2 drops of bleach per litre of water and letting stand for 30 minutes.
Beyond the severe visible damage that fires cause, the resultant smoke and soot that may not be as obvious can create serious additional problems.
American Restores Group carefully inspects the entire site for areas of concern or potential damage at the outset of restoration.
Cleaning with cold?
Yes, that's right! Cleaning with below freezing dry ice. This new development is quickly expanding around the world. One system uses small hard pellets of dry ice the size of rice shooting them out of a jet nozzle with compressed air. Yet the dry ice is softer than sand or glass beads, so it doesn't spoil the substrata. It works somewhat like sandblasting or high-pressure water or steam blasting, but with different results - often better. The frigid temperature of the dry ice -109.3°F or -78.5°C "exploding" against the material to be removed, causes it to shrink and loose adhesion from its sub surface. Additionally when some of of dry ice penetrates through the material to be removed, it comes in contact with the underlying surface. The warmer sub surface causes the dry ice to convert back into carbon dioxide gas. This gas has 800 times greater volume and spreads out underneath the material which speeds up its removal. Paint, oil, grease, asphalt, tar, decals, soot, dirt, ink, resins, jet exhaust tars, and adhesives, are some of the materials removed by this procedure. Only the removed material must be disposed of, as the dry ice sublimes into the atmosphere. Another system shaves dry ice off a block of dry ice and then sprays it in a wider pattern cleaning faster than sand blasting ever could.
Prior to repainting old corroded flaking surfaces, dry ice blast cleaning is the superior way to both clean and prepare the surface for its new coating. The surface is immediately available to paint - no waiting for drying or dangerous solvents to be removed.
- We restore damaged structures to their original state - whenever possible.
- We clean damaged contents on-site or through our in-house facilities.
- We deodorize the affected area.
- We remove soot, debris and damaged contents.
- We repair structural damage.
- We secure fire areas with board-up operations.
American Restores Group, your go-to restoration company for fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing the best fire and smoke damage restoration services to help you get your property back to pre-loss condition.
After a fire, the damage can be devastating and overwhelming. Smoke and soot can cause significant damage to your property and contents, and the odor can linger for a long time. That's where we come in. We specialize in fire and smoke damage restoration services, including soot and smoke cleanup, odor removal, and content restoration.
Our fire damage cleanup starts with boarding up the place to prevent wind and water damage from rain, causing secondary damages to the property. Next, we get power to the refrigerator or freezer. If that is not possible, we remove the food right away. Food spoiling helps accelerate mold growth and attracts animals. Once we secure the site, we start the fire damage restoration process.
Smoke damage cleanup can be thick and will need to be professionally cleaned and sealed for odor control. Insulation will need to be vacuumed out as well. We understand that every fire is different and requires a unique approach. That's why we have trained our technicians to use the latest equipment and techniques to restore your property.
Our team is equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to handle any fire and smoke damage restoration job, big or small. We use high-tech equipment to remove the smoke and soot residue, deodorize the space, and restore the property and contents to their pre-loss condition. We work closely with insurance companies to ensure that the process goes smoothly and efficiently, minimizing any unnecessary stress on our clients.
At American Restores Group, we understand that fire and smoke damage can be stressful and emotional. That's why we work diligently to provide you with the best service possible. Our team of professionals is available 24/7 to respond to your emergency needs. We take pride in our quick response time, and our technicians are always ready to help you get back to your normal life as soon as possible.
If you've experienced a fire, don't hesitate to contact us for immediate assistance. Our trained professionals will be on the scene quickly to assess the damage and provide you with an action plan to restore your property to its pre-loss condition. Call us today for reliable fire and smoke damage restoration services.