Every fire is unique – different combinations of burning materials will result in different types of smoke and damage. Having trained technicians and specialized equipment on-site is crucial.
When you see a fire on television, the main image is always of the flames. During a fire restoration project, however, the complexity is largely due to the unique behaviour of smoke.
In a fire, smoke travels through plumbing systems using holes around pipes to move from floor to floor. If smoke is pressurized during a fire, smoke will permeate a structure’s cracks and crevices, and be absorbed into building materials. The odour-causing residue that remains can be difficult to remove without specialized equipment.
Our team is trained to secure, protect, and restore your home or business after a fire – more importantly, we understand how devastating a fire loss can be.
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NOTE Depending on your situation, the following steps may be done in a different order (or not at all).
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NOTE These steps are provided as guidelines only, and may not apply to every scenario. Safety is always the #1 priority.
Call ProPacific at (877) 755-9966 to inspect the damaged areas and ensure there is no immediate safety concerns or structural damage. We’ll assess the next steps for a quick and efficient clean-up and restoration.
Do not eat any food in the fridge or pantry! And, although it might be tempting, make sure you don’t discard any open food packages (we need to take a thorough inventory on everything lost to the damages, including food).
All chrome, porcelain, and aluminum fixtures should be cleaned to prevent further damage from the acidity of fire and smoke residue.
In order to prevent soot from spreading into other areas, do not use any forced-air furnaces. Our crew will supply you with alternate heat sources that are safe to use.
Avoid using any electricity, such as lights, ceiling fans, electronics, or kitchen appliances, especially if the area is wet or soot is present – even unplugging can be very dangerous!
Don’t attempt to clean walls (painted or papered), carpet, upholstery, or other fabrics without the aid of a professional, as each type of smoke residue requires distinct cleaning methods.
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When we meet with you after a fire, our first concern is your safety. We then run a series of tests to determine the type of smoke that caused the damage. There are four main categories, each one requiring individualized treatment.
Although the type of smoke damage affects the restoration process, having trained technicians on-site to deal with any sort of fire loss is critical.
Fires are complex by nature, and there can be a lot of factors that influence how they burn, the damage they cause, and the smoke they create. Here are some of the considerations we take when assessing a fire loss.
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