Following a fire, whether in a commercial or residential property/area, a deep fire cleaning job is vital when attempting to restore the environment.
Can You Clean Fire Damage?
In short, yes, but it’s crucial you employ a fire cleaning service, such as ACS Cleaning, to ensure that the cleanup is executed to the correct standards.
The scale of damage from the fire will determine how much can be cleaner or restored by the fire damage cleaning department.
In some instances, there can be structural damage, which can leave the building inhabitable temporarily or permanently. Where there is structural damage, it is likely that you will need to consult a building/structural engineer prior to the fire damage restoration clean.
Is the Smell of Smoke After a Fire Harmful?
Fine particles found in smoke are the most dangerous risk to health following the fire.
A number of health problems can be caused from the microscopic particles such as, burning eyes and a runny nose to lung or heart disease.
Therefore, eliminating any lingering smoke damage is imperative. It’s important to note that the time scale required to do this effectively will vary depending on the severity of the smoke damage.
How Do You Clean a Fire Damaged House?
The process of cleaning a fire damaged house or other building requires various specialist cleaning techniques, tools, equipment and products.
Here is our step-by-step guide to cleaning a fire damaged property:
Ensure you’re wearing protective/safety clothing before you begin the clean up.
There will be lots of strong odours from the cleaning products and possibly as a result of the fire damage, so ensure the environment your cleaning is sufficiently ventilated.
Clean the Walls
Begin cleaning the soot off the walls with a chemical dry sponge in an up and down motion, ensuring that you go from top to bottom to achieve the best results.
Remove Stubborn Stains
If there are still stubborn stains on the walls, you can use a cloth dipped in alcohol to gently rub the walls, removing the stains.
Allow the Walls to Dry
Finally, you must now let the walls and other treated areas dry out following the fire cleaning process. This could take a number of days, or less. It would also be a good idea to repeat the ventilation process to ensure any strong odours are permanently removed. If required, you can use a scented wall cleanser to provide a pleasant fragrance.
Fire Cleaning Services from ACS Cleaning
The ACS Cleaning team has vast experience in cleaning up fire damage and plenty more specialist cleaning services. Our experts know how stressful this type of cleaning can be and with their extensive skills and expertise, they are able to make this as hassle free as possible.