Fire Damage Remediation in Sydney and New South Wales
For many people, fires are the most destructive form of disaster, both physically and mentally. While damage caused by water or storms can sometimes be reversed and your valued items restored, fire damage is often final and irreversible. When you have already suffered the effects of a fire, you don’t want to, and shouldn’t have to, deal with incompetence from contractors and insurance agents that further complicate matters. If your home or business has been affected by a fire, the process of fire damage clean-up can be both unclear and worrying, so you want to ensure that you are dealing with experienced and reputable companies so you can begin to put your life back together.
Subject on the severity of the damage, you may have access to your home or business shortly after the fire. Although you should always lean on the expertise of a professional to restore your property after a fire, there are some things you can do to help the restoration process.
Fire Damage Remediation | Stay Safe
Fires can put a number of toxic particles into the air and also on fire damaged items. These particles can cause a variety of illnesses, so you must first have the fire department or an environmental expert test to make sure the property is safe to inhabit. Wearing protective gear is recommended to minimise the risks of being impacted by toxic particles.
Fire Damage Restoration | Ventilation
During a fire, smoke and soot is deposited throughout your property including in the air-conditioning or ventilation system. Open your windows and doors to allow air to freely flow and flush out the building. Be careful not to do this, however, if humidity is an issue in your area.
Fire Damage Remediation | Soot Removal
Even if your home or business is spared from complete destruction by a fire, soot particles can cause extensive damage and create unhealthy conditions. During a fire, soot particles can spread far beyond the area where the fire actually occurred, leaving behind an oily substance throughout your property. Appropriate and timely removal can help minimise further damage to the items affected. For light soot damage on textiles, soot can often be removed with a vacuum cleaner. Often, household vacuum cleaners are insufficient, however, and you will need a commercial quality product.
Fire Damage Remediation | Smoke Odour Removal
Smoke odour can be extremely difficult to remove, but if you wish to attempt it yourself, soak the material in a solution of automatic dishwashing soap and water overnight. This process may need to be repeated several times to completely remove odours. Sydney Forensic Cleaning expert Fire Damage Remediation technicians recommend working with a restoration professional to expedite and ensure this process is completed safely, promptly and correctly the first time, every time. Fire Damage Restoration professionals have the equipment necessary to quickly and effectively remove smoke odour, including ozone treatments, advanced filtration systems and thermal fogging. In the weeks following fire damage, it is recommended that you change your air filters daily to reduce the number of smoke odour particles in the air.
The technicians at Sydney Forensic Cleaning possess the peak amount of expertise, knowledge, and experience in the fire damage field. We know how to solve your fire damage repair needs quickly, safely, and effectively. There is no need to have lingering fire damage, and it is something easily avoidable should you consult that right service provider. At Sydney Forensic Cleaning, we believe that the key to progressing forward from these disasters is a fire damage service provider that can restore your place of business back to its original form.