Fires are the second leading cause of accidental death around the home. Due to unique behavior of smoke, fire restoration may not be simple. It is important to have an experienced restoration team on your side. A fast treatment will help reduce smoke and soot health hazards.
The effects of a fire will often be serious. But SledgePro Services will dispatch our team of professional restoration technicians to handle the clean up operation and help reduce the impact of your loss.
The remaining structure and contents not directly damaged by the fire are typically coated with a fine black residue from the soot of the fire. The soot is usually swept through the air ducts of the structure by the air handling units. Mix that soot with the humidity that results from the effect of water on flames, and you have an acidic residue that will continue to cause further damage the longer it is allowed to remain.
With a fire, you typically have the compounded restoration needs caused by fire, smoke, odor and water.
Our professional staff, know how to effectively mitigate the loss.
Whether the cause of fire is electrical, arson, chemical or another source, SledgePro Services has the knowledge and experience to remove soot particles and smoke damage from any material. A detailed cleaning is very important after a fire, due to the nature of the soot spread and air born risks. We detail clean all of the contents and the structure with specialized products and methods to remove all the smoke, soot and odor. We will then work with you to make any necessary repairs and return the structure to its pre-loss condition.
Usually after a fire, black soot is everywhere. SledgePro Services specializes in soot restoration using the proper techniques to restore the condition of your home or commercial building. Understanding the techniques involved in soot restoration is a very important aspect of the entire process, if not done properly; it will only worsen the existing condition of your home/office warranting, unnecessary painting and redecorating.
Items to be aggressively cleaned include:
- air conditioning duct work
- and all other home or business furnishings
Odor removal requires a lot of common sense. It’s amazing that professionals still think they can eliminate odors by shampooing or spraying a deodorizer. Nothing is farther from the truth. Many odors are caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria, mold, and mildew. Not only does shampooing not eradicate these odors, it spreads them over a much wider area. You must kill odor-causing organisms with very specialized techniques.
During a fire, heat drives smoke into every accessible opening, so the smoke becomes deeply imbedded in fabrics and other porous items. Smoke odors can be difficult to remove due to its penetration and absorption into building materials. Different surfaces require different treatments, and our technicians are well-trained in what works best. SledgePro Services cutting-edge odor-removal techniques include:
* Thermal Fogging smoke-damaged areas
* Ozone Treatment
* HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air scrubbing treatments
A thermal fogger is appropriately named since it is a device that uses heat to produce a fog without degrading the active ingredient. A thermal fogger produces a range of droplet sizes including a large number of very small droplets. This makes a thermal fogger the preferred type of equipment to reach air spaces in areas highly obstructed by vegetation, or other physical obstructions in buildings. The large number of very small droplets produced in thermally generated fog also makes the fog hightly visible. This can help the operator to monitor the fog and ensure thoroughness of application.
SledgePro Services service technicians have the knowledge, products and equipment to permanently remove these strong odors.