After fire, smoke and soot damage, it is natural to want to clean a building and its contents, but incorrect action can jeopardize or seriously impede the restoration you want. Before you attempt any repairs yourself, it is very important to call Integrity Cleaning and Restoration for immediate response. Our experienced professionals are trained with the latest technology to undertake appropriate emergency action to restore walls and furnishings damaged by fire, smoke and soot.
We can provide:
- Structural Cleaning
- Carpet & Furniture Cleaning
- Duct Cleaning
- Content Cleaning
- Debris Disposal
- Water Mitigation
- Full Service Reconstruction
If a fire does occur.
Knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. Planning what steps to take and knowing where to go, as well as owning certain tools can also seriously aid.
- Make a plan for yourself and your family.
- Make sure every person knows at least two ways to escape from every room.
- Once you get outside everyone should have a meeting spot.
- Everyone should know STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
- Twice a year there should be a practice scenario of what to do if a fire occurs.
- Have fire alarms go off, so to practice waking up to them.
- Never go back in for any reason; among other things fire damage causes high levels of carbon monoxide.
- Tell the operator if someone is still inside.
- Make sure to get out of the home first, and to your meeting place before calling 9-1-1.
- When the firefighters arrive, tell them if there is still someone in the house.
- Stay calm and stay back. Let them do their jobs.
Smoke damage can be one of the most annoying types of hazard to your home. The odor is annoying and the soot that builds up on your walls and belongings can take forever to clean. With fire damage done to your home it’s best to figure out what type of smoke damage is done and hire the best professionals to come clean it. There are many different types of smoke damage:
- Wet Smoke Residue – Results from fires with low heat. The residue is sticky, smears and has a bad odor.
- Dry Smoke Residue – Results from a fire that burns fast at a high temperatures. The residues is often dry, doesn’t smear, and powdery
- Protein Residue – Protein residue is not visible but discolors paint. It has a extreme pungent smoke odor.
- Fuel Oil Soot – Fuel oil soot is the result of a furnace
- Other Types of Residues – fire extinguishers leave a residue that needs to be cleaned up as well.