Fire, Flood Damage Restoration

Behavior of Smoke
The complexity of property loss or destruction due to fire damage is due to the unique behavior of smoke. A trained fire damage professional should survey the loss site to determine the extent to which fire, smoke, heat, and moisture impacted building materials and contents.

Experienced fire restoration professionals know that areas seemingly unaffected by fire damage are still a danger to homeowners. Smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. The knowledge fire restoration professionals have of building systems helps them investigate how far fire and smoke damage may have spread.

Cleaning and restoration process after fire and smoke damage is a complicated task. Only trained fire damage professional could define to what extent and in which way the building structure, materials as well as hard and soft content have been affected by fire, smoke, heat and moisture.

Our enormous experience in fire loss restoration is the guaranty that our specialists could define the best solution for your situation which helps you to save money, time and health.

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Some facts about smoke:

  • Smoke fills the upper areas and could easily come through the small hole and fill large spaces
  • Frequency smoke is is accompanied by moisture wich could aggravate the hot smoke effect.
  • The type of smoke may vastly affect the optimal restoration process.
Types of Smoke Damage

As soon as GlobalCleaning specialist arrives on the site he/she will determine which type of fire damage your property was affected and which best cleaning and restoration method to utilize.

Once at a fire scene, a GlobalCleaning professional will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Cleaning procedures will be based on the information identified during fire damage pretesting.

Types of soot include:

  • Wet Smoke - Result from smoldering fires with low heat. Residues are sticky, smeary and with pungent odors. 
  • Dry Smoke - Result from fast burning fires at high temperatures. Residues are often dry, powdery, small.
  • Protein Residues - Virtually invisible residues that discolor paints and varnishes.  Extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot - Furnace puff backs distribute fuel oil soot.
  • Other Types of Residues - Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residues also need cleanup.

Inspection and Pretesting
The GlobalCleaning Professional pretests while inspecting the property to determine the extent of fire damage and the scope of needed cleaning, restoration, and repairs.

  • The full extent of the smoke and fire damage. How many materials and what kind of goods are affected by smoke or fire? What is the proper method for cleaning? How important is the relocation of personal goods while cleaning and restoring the building? There is a list of important decisions to be made.
  • Unaffected areas - It can be vital to protect areas that were not affected by soot and odor before the damage spreads to these areas. It will save you money!
  • What materials can be restored and what materials must be replaced. Are the smoke residues cleanable? Who is completing the inventory of items that are damaged beyond repair? Fire damage pretesting is vital. A complete inventory is invaluable! How long will the cleanup take? We'll let you know what to expect.
  • The most effective cleaning methods. What work procedures will restore the damaged materials?

Pretesting also allows the GlobalCleaning Professional to focus on saving precious items or keepsakes for you.

Once the fire damage mitigation begins, the restoration specialist will keep you informed and answer your questions, all while working to mitigate the damage