Because fires are typically put out with water (as well as a variety of chemicals), there’s also water damage, which requires Bay Area Water Damage Restoration services provided by the certified and experienced technicians at Bay Area Carpet Cleaning Pros.
If you are a fire victim, you need Bay Area Carpet Cleaning Pros. We are certified fire damage restoration experts and water damage restoration experts. We know that there are several varieties of smoke, which is why one of the first things we do is to test the soot to determine what kind of fire it was that caused the damage. Then, we find out what was used to put out the fire, so we can properly assess the damage and start the fire damage restoration process.
There are different types of smoke damage that can occur, which determine what kind of soot damage restoration will be needed in each case. Here are a few examples:
- Wet smoke residues result from smoldering fires with low heat. These residues are sticky, smeary and have pungent odors. Smoke webs from wet smoke can be difficult to clean.
- Dry smoke residues result from fast burning fires at high temperatures. These residues are often dry, powdery and small with nonsmeary smoke particles.
- Protein residues are virtually invisible and have an extremely pungent odor. These residues discolor paints and varnishes.
- Fuel oil soot result from furnace puff backs that distribute fuel oil soot.
Other types of residues include tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residues. Smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Not to mention the damage done by the fire and heat as well as the moisture and chemicals from what was used to put out the fire. Because there are so many different types of fires and so many different ways they must be put out, each fire damage restoration/soot damage restoration case is unique and requires a trained professional to survey the extent of damage done to your building and its contents. Being a fire victim is devastating. We’re here to help. We will work with your insurance company to get your property restored to the best possible condition at the lowest possible cost to you.
Time is of essence in fire damage cases. The longer you wait, the worse the damage can get. If you’re a fire victim, call Bay Area Carpet Cleaning ASAP at (415) 528-5449