If you’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing smoke or fire damage, you know that there is much to consider. Not only is there extensive water damage but there is also soot and smoke damage. When dealing with fire restoration, it’s important to call in professionals. At Blast It Clean, our experienced team will respond with proven restoration methods that get results. With the right equipment necessary, we can prevent further damage from occurring.
THE PROBLEMS AFTER A FIRE
No matter the surface, fire and smoke can be incredibly damaging. Smoke and soot can leave a long-lasting and powerful odor permeating the entire structure or surface. Depending on the type of material burned, smoke damage can be more challenging to clean than others.
At Blast It Clean, we perform any method necessary to not only remove the soot and char, but remove the odor this residue leaves behind. This can be achieved with conventional methods such as scraping or wiping it off by hand, and other techniques such as sandblasting and soda blasting to remove smoke damage before applying a method known as fire sealing to seal the odor permanently.
WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS FOR FIRE DAMAGE?
The speed of action to any fire or smoke damage can make a big difference, especially considering that the aftermath and residue left behind can continue to cause damage and prevent you from conducting business or being able to go home. When tackling fire restoration, it’s important to remember that media blasting, as used here at Blast It Clean, can be more productive and make more economic sense. Our services are best utilized in smoke removal, soot clean-up, and mitigating their lasting effects.
MEDIA BLASTING: FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN EFFECTIVE & ABRASIVE
Both dry ice and baking soda blasting can be effective when working with fire restoration. However, it’s important to point out some commonalities and differences between the two to better help you find what works best for you.
Dry ice blasting is a go-to mold remediation method. This method can be especially effective as there is minimal mess to clean up. Dry Ice blasting produces no by-product waste, producing a superior clean with less mess, This is an abrasive cleaner best suited for medium soot and light charring.
Dry ice can be essential in the fire restoration process because once some time has gone by after the fire has been extinguished, mold immediately forms from the water used to put the fire out behind drywall, on any wooden structures, under the carpet, etc. Blast It Clean comes in with dry ice blasting at -109 degrees to instantly kill and remove any of that mold.
Baking soda is a blast media widely used for fire damage restoration. It is biodegradable and acts as a natural deodorizer. This abrasive cleaner allows the removal of charring, soot, and other types of residue caused by fire damage. Baking soda is also FDA-approved and nontoxic and is best suited for heavy soot and char.
24/7 EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR FIRE & SMOKE DAMAGE
Here at Blast It Clean, we know that fire damage can create significant downtime in your business or even prevent you from living in your home, so the process is key to getting you back up and running in your life.
URGENCY & SENSITIVITY
When the fire is out, time is critical. Blast It Clean will answer the call immediately and take action. We work quickly to mitigate damage and put together a team of knowledgeable and skilled restoration professionals to get the job done.
WALKTHROUGH & ASSESSMENT
Our team will determine the full extent of fire damage to best help you. We will help to overcome any loss and restore hope by explaining what can be saved and how through our standard Fire Restoration Process. We will assess and secure the facility, extract any water or debris, remove the soot and char, and seal any remaining smell.
THOROUGH TREATMENT & RESPECT
Treatment may include smoke and odor removal, complete cleaning and sanitation, deodorization, and even air and duct cleaning. We take extra care and necessary steps to ensure that our client's property is well-handled and respected when blasting.
WHEN DOES BLAST IT CLEAN COME INTO THE FIRE RESTORATION PROCESS?
Blast It Clean is a preferred vendor for companies that specialize in disaster recovery. Soot residue is acidic which can cause corrosion and further deterioration. Smoke is sneaky and the smell settles in quickly. An effective plan to remedy these can save you from an ongoing issue. Even though we are just one part of the process, we do our best to make the best recommendations for the desired outcome.
Looking back at a project we did at Fort Scott Wastewater Plant, Blast It Clean was able to develop a strong connection with the client through timely communication and quality cleanup. The interior of the building that was damaged in the fire was covered in paint containing lead. That paint was now charred and needed to be removed in order to restore the facility. Coal slag was used to remove the charred paint and following that, baking soda was used to remove the odor and bring the facility back to life again.
CHOOSE A QUALIFIED TEAM TO HELP RESTORE YOUR BUSINESS OR HOME
Here at Blast It Clean, our crew understands how staggering fire damage can be. But we also know that you can fully rely on our trustworthy, immediate commercial fire damage restoration services to help you reopen your business or get back into your home.