After a fire incident, restoration and cleanup are of utmost importance. The delicate process takes not only experienced professionals like American Restoration Water & Fire to complete but also a multitude of different tools. Among the significant challenges to address after a fire is the removal of soot and smoke odor. You may also be curious about the tools and technology our professionals utilize to accomplish this task effectively. Below, we highlight some of the top tools we use:
- HEPA Vacuums – One of the first things professionals will use when starting a fire restoration job, as they help capture the harmful particles in the air before and during cleaning. These high-powered vacuums are equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. They typically capture 99.7% of particles and are highly effective in removing soot and smoke particles from surfaces, preventing them from becoming airborne again and spreading further throughout the home.
- Electrostatic Sprayers – These cutting-edge sprayers utilize electrostatic technology and potent oxidizers to eradicate leftover smoke and soot that the vacuum doesn’t. They create a powerful bond with negatively charged surfaces by leveraging an electric charge and specially formulated chemical solution droplets to ensure comprehensive coverage on whatever object you spray it on. The thorough coating process, which trained professionals should perform, effectively cleans objects and eliminates lingering smoke odors, leaving the area fresh and odor-free.
- Vapor Steam Cleaners– Also ideal for soot and smoke removal, these cleaners mainly work to sanitize and disinfect the affected areas. The high temperature of the steam penetrates upholstery, carpets, and drapes, lifting and extracting trapped soot particles. The moisture content of the steam then helps loosen and dissolve residues, making them easier to remove. They are especially effective in removing smoke odors and smoke film from ceilings, walls and hard-surface flooring impacted by fire.
At American Restoration Water & Fire, we understand the importance of thorough fire restoration and cleanup. Our team of certified professionals is equipped with an arsenal of advanced tools and technologies to handle the challenges that arise after fire damage to your home or commercial property. We hope you won’t need to contact us under such circumstances, but if you do, we’ll be here to provide the necessary help!