You might be wondering about fire cleanup. You’re not alone! Here are a few of the top questions, and answers, about fire cleanup.
Is All Fire Cleanup the Same?
No. Fire cleanup depends on many factors.
- What was the structure that burned?
- What were the materials that were burned?
- What kind of fire was it?
A professional restoration company will assess the type of fire, along with the soot and smoke residue, to determine the type of fire and what was burned. That will determine their course of action in the fire cleanup process.
What are the Different Types of Fires?
- Natural Fires burn items such as wood and paper, items that are made of natural substances. The residue is dry and powdery and easier to clean up.
- A protein fire, such as beef or chicken, is the most common type of kitchen fire. The residue from a protein fire is sticky and difficult to clean. This type of fire cleanup requires an expert.
- A synthetic complex fire burns manmade materials, synthetic materials, such as carpet and plastics. This type of residue smears and is also difficult to cleanup, requiring professional treatment.
Can We Clean It Up Ourselves?
After a fire, it seems easy enough to tackle the cleanup yourself. Can you do it? Yes, but you shouldn’t. It may look easy to clean, but between the residue from the smoke and the lingering smell from the smoke particulates, not to mention the general repair and restoration to the structure and the items inside, an expert should be called for any fire cleanup.
Have more questions? Contact a Douglasville, GA expert today.