In November 2022, a local Lane Cove school in Sydney was affected by fire with the fumes and subsequent soot flowing through the ventilation into an underground pump storage room. The room required a complete soot removal as part of the AllAces fire cleaning services.
Jumping into action, our IICRC-certified technicians treated the entirety of the room cleaning all walls and affected ceiling with specialist fire chemicals and sponges. Close attention was paid to the pump fixtures to ensure no further damage and the return of a pre-loss condition.
After over 32 hours on-site, our fire cleaning services were completed with the effective return of the School’s pump room to a safe and clean state.
With more than 35 years of industry experience, AllAces Cleaning & Restoration can restore your fire-affected property to a pre-loss condition ensuring the best results possible.
Soot, the by-product of incomplete combustion, poses significant dangers to both health and property. Microscopic in size, these particles can penetrate deep into the lungs, exacerbating respiratory conditions, triggering cardiovascular problems, and potentially causing cancer with prolonged exposure. For property, soot can cause extensive damage, adhering to walls, ceilings, and personal items, and often requires professional cleaning to remove. Its acidic nature can corrode metals and deteriorate fabrics and electronics, leading to costly repairs and replacements. Furthermore, the pervasive odour that soot carries can make living spaces or work environments uncomfortable, if not uninhabitable, without proper remediation.
Professional fire cleaning services are crucial for the thorough restoration of properties affected by fire, ensuring that the premises are safe, clean, and habitable once again. These experts employ specialised techniques and equipment to remove soot, ash, and smoke residue, which can be harmful if not dealt with correctly. They also have the expertise to mitigate structural damage, address water damage from firefighting efforts, and eliminate hazardous materials and odours that can linger and pose health risks.
Furthermore, professional fire cleaning services can salvage items that might otherwise be lost to fire damage, helping to preserve personal belongings and reduce overall recovery costs. Their intervention is vital in preventing long-term damage from corrosive by-products and in ensuring that a property is thoroughly sanitised and restored for its occupants.
After a fire, it’s essential to prioritise safety; do not re-enter the property until it’s declared safe by fire services. Contact your insurance company to start the claims process, and document all damages by taking photos and making a list of affected items. It’s also recommended to contact a professional fire damage restoration service to assess and begin the cleaning and repair process.
The restoration time after fire damage can vary greatly depending on the fire’s severity, the property’s size, and the extent of the damage. Minor damage may take a few days to clean up, while extensive damage could require several months for complete restoration.
Yes, smoke and soot can be dangerous even after the fire is out. Soot can settle into fabrics, carpets, and porous surfaces, potentially causing respiratory issues and other health problems. Smoke can linger in the air and within materials, carrying toxic chemicals and odours. Proper cleaning and ventilation are necessary to reduce health risks and prevent long-term damage.