Fire Damage West Sussex
We understand that having a fire in your property is a traumatic and extremely damaging experience. Both emotionally and financially. Our fire damage West Sussex service has been designed to return your home, as quickly as possible, to a condition that is safe to enter. Unfortunately, the initial damage isn’t always the only cause for concern. Secondary fire damage can also be very costly and hazardous. Hiring a fire cleaning service in West Sussex as soon as you can will help mitigate any potential secondary damage.
Expert Fire Damage West Sussex
In our 20+ years providing services in the fire cleaning and hygiene industry we have helped countless victims of property fires in West Sussex. In this time our experts have been able to develop their fire damage cleaning techniques to be as efficient and effective as possible.
They begin the fire cleaning service by first stripping and disposing of all waste in the property. As licensed upper-tier waste carriers we are fully qualified to handle, dispose and recycle of any form of waste that may be present after a property fire.
Once all waste has been removed, our expert technicians will begin the fire cleaning process. They utilise the industry leading technology they have at their disposal to remove all soot and ash from the property. Removing all soot and ash is vital to the fire damage West Sussex cleaning process because the particles are highly corrosive as well as toxic if allowed to enter water sources.
Fire Damaged properties we service:
The soot created by a fire is usually highly acidic and will cause corrosion on almost all surfaces it is allowed to settle on. If left for extended periods of time this corrosion may lead to catastrophic structural issues on the property. Rendering it uninhabitable and potentially unsalvageable. Quickly hiring a fire cleaning service to respond in West Sussex will mitigate the risk of this happening. HEPA filter technology will be used to safely remove the soot from the affected surfaces, whilst ensuring no particles are able to escape back into the air.
Ash is another potentially harmful substances generated by fires. It usually contains a combination of arsenic, lead, mercury and more toxic substances. If exposed to these harmful substances you can suffer sever health issues and if the exposure is extended you may suffer neurological damages as well as potentially cancer. The risks that come as a result of ash exposure are extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Our expert technicians are fully equipped with the PPE and cleaning equipment necessary to safely and efficiently remove all harmful substances from your property after a fire.
After a fire, the lingering odour can be enough to prevent the building from being habitable, even once the clean-up is complete. If not treated correctly, fire smoke odour can remain in a building for an indefinite amount of time; becoming trapped behind walls, in cavities and embedded into the fabric of the building and upholstery.
Smoke residue is also corrosive, meaning it will begin to eat away at surfaces if left for an extended period of time. During a fire the pores of surfaces open up due to high temperatures, allowing the smoke particles to penetrate deeper. It is important your hire an expert fire damage West Sussex provider to fully remove any particles left after a fire, in order to avoid lingering odour and potential structural issues.
We are the exclusive suppliers of the industry-leading technology Biosweep. Biosweep is unrivalled for its performance in neutralising odours and its effectiveness can mitigate the need for otherwise extensive cleaning and/or strip-outs and replacements. After a BioSweep cleaning cycle the unpleasant odours in the property will be completely removed whilst also cleaning the air of any bacteria, pathogens and other potentially damaging particles.
Industry Leading Technology
The use of HEPA filter technology ensures that no soot or ash particles can escape during the removal process. By using HEPA filters during the fire cleaning West Sussex process it makes it more efficient and far more effective. If this technology isn’t used and small particles escaped it would mean the technicians would have to do multiple cleaning sweeps of the area to make sure everything has been removed. Another scenario that is quite likely, is the potentially harmful particles escaping and being left behind. HEPA filters remove this risk entirely, protecting your health and your property.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
At Ideal Response we prioritise the safety of our technicians when they are out in the field. Every technician will be equipped with the necessary safety equipment throughout the fire cleaning process. Face masks, air filtration systems, gloves etc. will all be provided. The chemicals and particles released during a fire can be extremely harmful if exposed to. Resulting in respiratory and lung issues and even cancer in the long term.
It is very common fire damage effected properties to also have standing water. This fire water is often caused by the attempts to fight the fire. Hoses, extinguishers, sprinkler systems will all introduce water into the property. Our technicians will use state-of-the-art wet vac technology to quickly and completely remove the water from the premises. Again, it is vital that you hire an expert fire damage West Sussex service to quickly come and remove the water and begin the fire cleaning service to mitigate the risk of additional damage.
Types of fire damage causes we cater to:
- Flammable Solids
- Flammable Liquids
- Flammable Gasses
- Electrical Fires
- Cooking Oils & Fats
- Chemical Fires
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