Commercial Fire Damage and Soot Removal

The All Aces Services restoration team was called into the city one Sunday last month due to a fire that had occurred in one of the commercial high rise buildings in Queen Street in Brisbane City. The fire was found to be caused by the hand towel dispenser unit in the male bathroom. When our Technicians arrived the fire damage was significant and it was very clear there was a massive cleanup ahead.

Heavy soot contamination was evident on all surfaces including ceilings, walls and floors. The soot had also travelled through vents into the adjacent female bathrooms. Initial soot removal is paramount to leave the bathrooms useable until further building works can be commenced.

Fire Damage Restoration Cleanup

As this is a commercial building we also needed to make the bathrooms safe to use as soon as possible. This was done by mopping, wiping down and cleaning of all surfaces affected including toilets, basins, walls, mirrors and ceilings. Specialised chemicals were used to help break down the soot. An odour contamination treatment was then done by using thermal fogging and a blend of odour counteracting chemicals to leave the areas smelling fresh.

Fire Damage in the bathroom of a commercial building.

As you can see by the before and after photos, this was a large and time consuming job that took two technicians several hours to clean up but you can also see how significant the difference is upon completion.

It is important that you don’t try and clean any surfaces yourself as domestic chemicals tend to make the soot penetrate into the surfaces further which can cause further damage.

Don’t ever hesitate to call us with any kind of fire damage. No jobs are too big or too small. All Aces Services can work with both yourself and your insurer to make it as easy as possible and have you returned back to your home or commercial property as quickly as. Call us today on 1800 00 10 10 if you have any concerns or queries that you’d like to discuss further.