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FIRE, SMOKE & SOOT

CLEAN UP

The fire is only the beginning of the damage. When the fire trucks leave, what remains is what seems like a mess that can never be put right. 

We can help. we remove the soot, the smoke and the odors from upholstery, carpets and walls.

We Restore Your Home.

Fire Fuels: There are three types of fires as related to what fuels them. Below is a description of these and the effect they may have on the cleaning and remediation used on your home or property.

  • Protein Fires

  • Synthetic Fires

  • Natural Fires

Protein Fires:

Fires fueled by oil, grease, certain foods. 

Fires fueled by proteins leave an acidic residue. This acidity can cause 

"etching" or "chemical burning" on metallic 

or plastic surfaces. Odor remediation may also be required.

Synthetic Fires: 

Fires fueled by plastics, man made materials and oil base or grease products. Their residue is also acidic. This acidity can cause "etching" or "chemical burning" on metallic or plastic surfaces. Odor remediation may also be required.

Natural Fires:

Fires fueled by wood or plants in your home or office. This type is the easiest to clean up after, including remediation of odors, which in all types of fires can be resolved by encapsulation.

Soot: is a black, powdery (sometimes greasy) substance produced when a fire does not completely burn its fuel source.

 

During a fire, the soot often becomes ionized, which attracts it to certain surfaces and cause it to adhere.

 

It can also make its way into your HVAC system, pumping back into circulation when you turn the system on.

Soot is anything but simple and is certainly not harmless. Soot includes the fine black particles, chiefly composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood,
or other fuels.

 

This combination of extremely small size and toxic composition – is what makes soot so dangerous.

Soot can enter your body through inhalation, ingestion or via the skin and eyes. These toxic particles can cause breathing issues, including asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease, and even cancer. Infants, the elderly, and those who already have breathing problems are the most affected.

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Fire, Smoke & Soot

During a fire, soot spreads throughout the entire house, attaching to surfaces and structures.

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Soot & Odor Removal

Soot is made of tiny carbon particles created by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels (wood, oil, coal, and ore). 

Soot contains lots of acids, as well as chemicals, metals, soils, and dust. 

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Clean-Up

The first step to clean soot off any surface is to use vacuums with HEPA filters. This is the best way to suck up soot and not redistribute it into the air. 

If you have experienced a fire in your home or

property, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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