Smoke Damage Cleaning Services
Smoke and Fire Damage – How to Clean Up after a Fire
A fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen to your home or business. Not only can the flames cause serious damage, but the smoke, soot and ash left behind can be just as destructive. Ensuring a proper clean up after such an event is essential.
Once the initial danger has passed it is important to act quickly if further damage is to be avoided. However, smoke damage cleaning after a fire is not something you should tackle by yourself; in fact attempting to do so can actually make a bad situation even worse.
Smoke damage cleaning requires the experience of a professional clean-up and restoration company with the expertise to recover as many of your possessions as possible and make your home or business safe again.
Around The Clock Cleaning Services are specialists at smoke damage cleaning, providing a comprehensive clean up service to tackle fire damage and smoke contamination, and make your property habitable or your business useable once more.
Cleaning Up Smoke Damage –Why is it so Difficult?
Immediately after a fire, soot residue settles onto surfaces, causing staining and discolouration. Plastics (especially if they were close to the fire) will start to discolour within minutes, and within hours metals begin to tarnish, pit and corrode. Painted walls will yellow, and clothing and upholstery may become permanently stained and contaminated. Last but my no means least, smoke particles not only leave behind an irritating and unpleasant odour, but impact negatively on the air quality of the building. Long-term exposure to smoke particles could result in health problems for the building’s occupants.
Why Hire a Professional Smoke Damage Cleaning Company?
Without proper cleaning of smoke and fire damage, restoration costs escalate rapidly.
Speed of response is critical to avoiding further damage.
Prolonged exposure to soot and acidic ash results in permanent damage to all surfaces; metals may become more corroded, carpets and fibres discoloured permanently, and glass may become etched. Costly replacement of property may be the only option at this point.
A professional cleaning company trained to deal with smoke damage can neutralize these damaging effects before they become a major problem – provided that they are brought in quickly enough. While some discoloration may be unavoidable (to porous surfaces, for example), professional cleaning can in many cases restore surfaces and belongings to their former condition.
The process is by its nature thorough and detailed – hence the importance of hiring an experienced professional cleaning services company who can be trusted to do the job properly. However, a word of caution: while many companies claim to be able to restore areas affected by fire, only those with proper training and certification should be considered. Ash residue is easily disturbed, and unless dealt with properly can cause secondary damage resulting in costly restoration. Our trained experts will remove any built-up ash residue, identify what is salvageable, and neutralize odour.
Smoke Damage Clean Up Specialists
At Around The Clock Cleaning Services we do not sub-contract fire damage clean up specialists but instead employ all of our own staff directly – enabling us to deliver a high quality, professional fire damage clean-up service. All of our staff are fully insured and properly trained in all aspects of our fire damage cleaning and smoke decontamination services.
We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing smoke and fire damage clean up services to commercial properties and domestic homes.
If you have suffered a fire and require our fire damage clean up services please do not hesitate to contact us. We know what you are going through and we will be sympathetic and understanding as well as highly professional in all our dealings with you. We will deliver our fire damage clean up services to the highest level of satisfaction.