Following a fire, smoke and soot spread throughout the property, even getting dragged into the duct work for central heating and evaporative cooling, on the premises. Incorrect treatment of soot or damage to ducts caused by soot can become a major problem. Call Steamy’s Cleaning and Restoration Services in Melbourne on 1300 169 313, where our IICRC certification, is your guarantee that industry standard guidelines are adhered to at all times.
The restoration process following a fire isn’t confined to the walls, floors, ceilings, furnishings and contents. Your duct system absorbs the soot which mixes with the condensation caused when water hits the flames, causing the residue to coat the interior of the duct work. The result is not only the smell of soot when the unit is used, but the toxic fumes also seeping back into your premises.
Once damaged or wet carpet and under lay has been removed to allow for drying of floors, and upholstery, window furnishings and contents have been assessed and taken for cleaning and deodourising, the process of cleaning the premises begins. HEPA filtered vacuums are used to remove all traces of soot and residue build up, resulting from the fire. Walls and surfaces will need to be thoroughly cleaned using chemical sponges to rid them of soot staining. It is best to allow experts in this field such as Steamy’s Cleaning and Restoration Services in Melbourne to completely manage this process.
Insulation in walls and ceilings may also need to be removed as they can retain smoke odour. Naturally, the type of fire and the extent of damage caused will govern the treatment required to restore the property to its pre-fire state.
Thermal Fogging is a process commonly used in the Fire restoration process. The chemical fog, resembles a fire and follows the path of smoke resulting from a fire, entering, cleaning and neutralising the interior of ducting. It is absorbed through the walls also, reaching areas that just physical cleaning is unable to reach. Again, this is a process best left to professionals like Steamy’s Cleaning and Restoration Services in Melbourne. Not only do they know and use the best equipment for the job, they have experience in the industry and have certainly done it all before.