How Do I Clean Soot and Fire Damaged Building and Contents?
One of the online searches after a domestic fire damage will be “how do I clean soot and fire damaged building and contents”. Quite often you may attempt to clean walls or ceiling but quite quickly give up. In most instances, the cleaning results can be so poor or the overall cleaning job may be very daunting. The very fine particulates of soot can reach all parts of your home very easily.
What do you need for cleaning soot affected homes?
- The right chemicals and cleaning equipment.
- Chemical Sponges.
- Micro Fibre cloths.
- Ladders and possibly scaffolding.
- Gloves, respirator and protective clothing.
- High Ph Cleaning Solution.
- Air Filtration Equipment.
- Odour Control Machines.
- Appropriate knowledge and restoration experience.
You also need to understand what type of soot you are dealing with. The amount of heat during a fire will also affect your ability to clean walls and ceilings. Different types of material will require specialised cleaning chemicals. You may need to make choices between replacing gyprock, cleaning and painting or just cleaning. In our opinion, you will be better off getting our expert Central Coast Fire damage restorers in to advise you as to what needs to happen. Our inspection and advice will be free of charge. You may then be in a position to work out how to get back to normal.
Plastic fire soot is far more extensive and visible compared to a protein fire residue. The micron sizes of soot can be very small and not everything is obvious. It is important to understand that the contamination most likely will be throughout your property and will have affected most contents and building. Our technicians are trained to carry out soot particle testing to determine the scope of the problem. There are health implications for you and your family if you have experience soot contamination.
To sum up: Soot is more dangerous to:
- Pregnant women.
- People suffering from diabetes.
- People with pre-existing heart or lung problems.
- Older men or women with health issues.
Soot/fire damage is something we excel at. Our Central Coast cleaning service is backed by over 30 years cleaning experience. Let us take care of the restoration process safely and in a professional manner.
Do not delay – call us today!