During a fire, smoke is driven by heat created by flames. No matter where a fire originates, smoke may penetrate throughout a building structure. Smoke also combines with water and humidity and can form corrosive residues that may cause additional damage.
Long after a fire is put out, the damage can continue, as remaining free-floating smoke settles on surfaces and contents. Damage is also exacerbated when water has been used to extinguish the fire.
Fire does burn, but residual smoke may burn as well. This is called etching, pitting or chemical burning. Quick response and action are critical to ensure that this does not happen. The more time that elapses before treatment, the greater the potential for damage.
The fire trucks may be gone but without proper immediate response, the real damage and the costs are just beginning. To return your residential or commercial property to its pre-loss condition requires professional restoration. This is not the job for a do-it-yourself property owner.
For results you can have confidence in, the cleantrust recommends hiring a certified restoration firm. Restoration to a property can be complex. Proper smoke and odor removal are tasks that require technicians certified in these specific areas.
When a disaster strikes, securing your damaged property needs to be an immediate concern for the safety of your family and property. Our certified disaster restoration technicians will be the first on the scene to board up your home. Our goal is to put your mind at ease by restoring security to your property, minimizing further damage, and preventing theft and vandalism.
Soda blasting is the use of bicarbonate of soda, also known as baking soda, in conjunction with compressed air for the removal of fire damage, smoke damage, mold damage caused by water damage, or any other coating. The process is abrasive, but relatively gentle, and can be used on virtually any surface. As well as being surface friendly, soda blasting is environmentally friendly, it is an eco-friendly, nontoxic and nonhazardous alternative to other cleaning and stripping methods.
Additionally, soda blasting leaves a thin film of white powder dust on the surface being cleaned that helps to inhibit the formation of rust on metal for several months after treatment.