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Fire and Smoke Restoration
Did you have a fire?
When did the fire happen?
How hot was the fire?
How long did it burn?
Do you know What kind of smoke did you have from the fire?
How was the fire extinguished? Fire Department?
Was it Organic (Nitrogen base) and/or inorganic (sulfur base) source of the fire?
Do you have smoke tags (they look like cob webs)?
Do you detect an odor?
Is there more than one odor?
Call our Duraclean team before you start clean to speak with our professionals about what your house/job needs to be brought back to pre-existing condition.
- Emergency Pre-cleaning
- Demolition or removal of charred materials
- Building Structural Cleaning
- Contents Pack-outs
- Contents Inventory
- Contents Cleaning and Restoration
- Climate Controlled Storage Facility
Types of Fire & Soot Residue include:
Soot is defined as the product of incomplete combustion (PIC). Prior to any cleaning Pretesting of the soot is necessary to determine which type of cleaning procedures will be needed.
Wet Smoke Residues - water being used to extinguish the fire from either the fire department, a sprinkler system or from smoldering fires with low heat. Residues are smeary and have a pungent smoke and musty odor and usually require wet cleaning to be removed.
Dry Smoke Residues - a fire source that is more combustible or fast burning such as wood and burns at higher temperatures. These residues can also be caused with a furnace puff back. Residues are often dry, powdery, small, non-smeary smoke particles that require a dry cleaning process before wet cleaning and are the easiest to remove.
Oily Smoke Residues - grease fire, burned plastic, fuel oil furnace back up from heavy nicotine build up before the fire damage even occurred. This type of soot is smeary and usually requires additional cleaning steps to remove. This type of soot is resistant to water based cleaning.
Protein Residues - burned meat or eggs. They are virtually invisible residues that can penetrate into all surfaces including paints, floor coverings, wood and plastics causing an extreme pungent odor. This is the most difficult odor to eliminate.
Other Types of Residues -Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residues.
It's not clean until Duraclean.
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