A fire damage cleanup is an extensive and complex process, no matter what size the incident may be. The ultimate aim of fire restoration is to safely restore a building and its contents to almost as close to pre-loss condition as possible, with the exception of any repairs. Professional cleaners will help you define the areas that require the most attention and have them prepared accordingly. The Fire Restoration Process has many elements, such as building analysis, site investigation, preliminary data cleansing, and even salvage partaking. A good professional cleaner will make it their goal to completely remove any harmful substance or materials from the affected area and restore it to its original state in the quickest and safest way possible.
Building Analysis and Site Investigation
The fire restoration process begins with a building analysis, which looks closely at your property’s structure to identify any vulnerable points of failure, such as weak or under-secured electrical systems or obvious structural imbalances. These can prove to be expensive mistakes and often lead to loss of life. Fire restoration also includes a detailed site investigation, which will look into the cause of the fire, and the cause of any water damages. This will ensure that the correct steps are taken to stop future house fires.
After the initial investigations have been completed, the cleaning products may use advanced technologies such as carbon dioxide cleaning, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, and hydrostatic pressure. These techniques are designed to help remove any harmful substance, bacteria, and mold spores that may have been present during the fire. Professional cleaners may also use heat purification equipment, like steam dryers and high-pressure fans, to eliminate any dampness and preserve the walls, floors, ceiling, and other surfaces of your property. If the fire marshal or other local authorities determine that structural deficiencies exist, they may use structural repair to fix any identified problems.
Restoration of Property
The restoration company will then begin the process of restoring your property to its pre-fire condition. One of the most common procedures used is carpet restoration since carpets catch most of the heat generated in a building and help prevent fires from spreading. Furniture and other items may also be restored or replaced, depending on the nature of the damage.
Once all of the damaged material has been restored, the soot will need to be removed. Since smoke contains many dangerous chemicals, the fire restoration process also uses high quality, specialized air cleaners. These cleaners use special HEPA filters to remove particles, which may be present if there was no water damage. These air cleaners will also prevent the buildup of mold spores in the area that has not been restored since mold spores are released when water or other particles are present.
Finally, after everything has been restored to its pre-fire status, the cleaners will dehumidify the space. Dehumidification helps to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, which can cause health problems. This process is often combined with insulation restoration, which can significantly reduce energy costs associated with cooling and heating costs associated with fires. This combination of restoration and dehumidification can make a tremendous difference in a restoration project’s overall cost.