Fire Smoke Damage Restoration New Jersey
Fire Damage Restoration | RDC Restoration
Types of Fire Smoke Damage Restoration
When RDC Restoration arrives on a fire scene, we immediately test for the type of soot to determine the type of smoke damage that has occurred. Once RDC Restorations fire damage team has identified the type of soot, we prepare a comprehensive cleaning procedure based on proper protocol.
There are various types of soot:
Dry Smoke Residues: Result from a fire source that is more combustible or fast burning such as wood and burns at higher temperatures. These residues can also be caused with a furnace puff back. Residues are often dry, powdery, small, non-smeary smoke particles that require a dry cleaning process before wet cleaning and are the easiest to remove.
Wet Smoke Residues: Result from water being used to extinguish the fire from either the fire department, a sprinkler system or from smoldering fires with low heat. Residues are smeary and have a pungent smoke and musty odor and usually require wet cleaning to be removed.
Oily Smoke Residues: Result from grease fire, burned plastic, fuel oil furnace back up from heavy nicotine build up before the fire damage even occurred. This type of soot is smeary and usually requires additional cleaning steps to remove. This type of soot is resistant to water based cleaning.
Protein Residues: Result from burned meat or eggs. They are virtually invisible residues that can penetrate into all surfaces including paints, floor coverings, wood and plastics causing an extreme pungent odor. This is the most difficult odor to eliminate.
Other Types of Residues: Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residues.
Pre-testing and Inspection
RDC Restoration will have a fire and smoke restoration expert on location to inspect your property to determine the type of fire damage, the type of cleanup needed as well as the type of fire restoration and repairs. Pre-testing is a very important step in a fire and smoke damage restoration process. It allows us to fully assess the damage and to mitigate any additional soot and smoke damage once the fire has been put out and allows us to develop a process of removing or protecting items from additional damage.
- Our fire and smoke restoration expert will assess the types of materials that were affected
- What chemicals and or special machines we will need to properly restore your property
- Will we need to clean your damaged personal belongings on location or off-site
- Do we need to relocate your fire and smoke damaged items to another location while we complete the restoration
- Identify unaffected areas and protect them from residual soot and smoke odor to save you money from having to clean them
- What damaged materials can be restored and what materials will have to be replaced
- Solidify the most efficient cleaning method to completely restore your property quickly and thoroughly
Once RDC Restoration begins the mitigation process, we will always keep you informed and answer any questions you may have. We can also work directly with your insurance company, if applicable, to make sure they fully understand the extent of the damage and make sure your claim is properly documented.