When Kelley Construction comes out to help with fire damage restoration in your home, the problems are complex. Obviously they will repair and restore the parts of your home that were damaged directly by flames. They will also address the damage caused by water from fighting the fire. They will also focus on removing particle contaminants to remove the potential for adverse health effects for occupants and workers who may have prolonged exposure.
The fire cycle produces many hundreds of chemicals in a damaged home or business. Typically, these combustion pollutants fall into two broad categories: oxides of nitrogen from burning organic components, and chlorine dioxide from burning synthetics. According to the Stanford Research Institute, combustion particles range in size from 0.1 to 4 microns. For perspective, while one-to-four-micron particles settle out of the air in a matter of minutes or hours, anything smaller than one micron may remain suspended in respirable air indefinitely.
Time Is Money
While building materials that may have been directly affected by the fire can sometimes be easily identified, in most losses it is the smoke and soot cleanup that represents the lion’s share of the cleaning and restoration effort. Fire safety and building code officials have expended significant resources over many decades in an effort to better understand how smoke and soot can affect residential and commercial properties. Controlled experiments show just how quickly smoke can spread through all the crevices and tiny openings in your home. Within seconds, smoke and soot coat the walls, ceilings, cabinets, light fixtures, and windows. Within minutes, heavy layers of soot coat all flat surfaces, and thick smoke makes its way inside outlets, switches, wall cavities, and penetrates electronics and appliances, coating delicate circuit boards. Even if the fire is put out rather quickly, smoke can penetrate to other floors of your home and absorb into soft goods such as clothing, carpeting, bedding, and window coverings. Even small fires can cause major damage to your personal belongings and your home and leave lingering odors if not cleaned up properly. This is why it’s important to call the fire damage restoration experts immediately.
Professional Cleaning & Disinfection
If you also need professional cleaning and disinfection for your commercial or residential property, look no further than our fire damage restoration experts. With years of experience providing customers with expert cleaning and disinfection after an emergency water damage loss, we are uniquely equipped to provide immediate cleaning and disinfection services to those impacted by COVID-19 in our Bloomington community.
…you will need an experienced fire damage restoration specialist that can take care of every aspect of getting your property back to normal. Kelley Construction Contractors, Inc. provides comprehensive water damage services that will restore your property back to its original condition, if not better. We do the full works for fire damage restoration.