Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
Cincinnati’s Best Choice for Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup
In any event experiencing a fire or smoke damage in your home is extremely stressful. In addition it is even more aggravating that now someone must come into your home. And remove all your prized possession to see if they can even be salvaged. Unfortunately you do not know if they’ll take care of your items like you would. As a result our highly trained Cincinnati technicians understand the trauma of a fire. And will work with you so your possessions are handled like you want them to be. So be confident choosing Dry Effect for you Cincinnati fire and smoke remediation project. Because we want you to be a part of each decision that is made to ensure your possessions are handled properly. Furthermore during this time we are here for YOU to restore your life and a Cincinnati home back to normal. Recovering from any damage can be overwhelming, if you need further assistance Redcross has amazing resources!
Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. See above for the three most common soot created. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration.
- Emergency Contact
- Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
- Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if applicable)
- Water Removal and Drying (if applicable)
- Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
- Cleaning and Repair
Additional Services Offered
- Commercial and Residential Mold Remediation
- Commercial and Residential Water Damage Restoration
- Carpet Water Extraction
- Flood Cleanup
- Specialized drying methods
- Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning
- Odor Control
- Emergency Board-up
We also offer FREE ESTIMATES FOR EMERGENCY BOARD UP on site by our trained Cincinnati professionals.
Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Frequently Asked Questions
What are the three elements necessary for combustion?
1. Fuel 2. Oxygen 3. Heat
What is the size of particulate matter produced by fire?
In brief particles range from 0.1 to 4 micrometers or microns in diameter. Hence a micron is a small unit of measure and is invisible to the naked eye.
Is it true both soot particles and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons have been reported to be carcinogenic?
Yes and as a result this is why it is very important for all personnel at the fire damage site to wear properly fitted respirators with HEPA-rated filters capable of removing the VOCs. Additionally HEPA air scrubbers with activated carbon filtration need to be placed within these spaces to reduce airborne contaminants.
What are generally three types of soot residues that are produced in a fire?
1. Protein residues- results from overcooked or burned meat, fish or beans. 2. Natural substance odor and residue- resulted from burned paper or wood. 3. Synthetic residues –resulted where the burned material is oil based.
What influences smoke’s behavior?
1. Combustion temperatures 2. Air pressure changes 3. Magnetism 4. Ionization 5. Impingement