There can be many causes of fire damage at residential or commercial properties and these can get out of control quickly causing superficial or severe damage, with the end result varying from minor repairs to complete demolition.
In the event of a fire clean-up operation, one of the most important processes to complete is to chemically neutralise the acidity caused by the carbon build up to ensure the structural areas of the building suffer no long-term corrosion effects.
Many people do not realise that this build up has a very high level of acidity and will continue to eat away at surfaces long after the fire goes out and simply rinsing off these areas with water is not sufficient to neutralise this acidity.
Soot from property fires can also quickly build up on surrounding surfaces leaving them covered in this carbon build up, which can effect substrates that weren’t directly hit by the fire itself.
In order to clean and restore fire damaged surfaces, our Technicians use specialised equipment and techniques to both remove the carbon build up and neutralise the acidity on surfaces.
This process is particularly important on metal, brick and masonry surfaces.
Even though these are very hard and strong materials, they are extremely porous and the carbon and acid can soak deep into these substrates leaving them vulnerable to long term damage if not properly treated.
With our specialist cleaning solutions and treatment process, our technicians can carefully draw out these deposits from deep within the surface, leaving them completely free from any trace of fire damage.
However, the clean-up process usually doesn’t end there, as odours from fire damaged surfaces can linger long after a fire has been put out. This has the potential to create a long term issue for property owners and needs to be dealt with before any rebuilding can commence.
At The Stain Eaters, we have a specially developed odour masking agent that our team can use to treat smoke odours. When applied to effected areas, this can successfully suppresses fire smells removing the offensive odours for good.
Call us today to find out more about this important process when dealing with fire damage.