The damage fires inflict on businesses and homes is often devastating and can leave premises unusable and uninhabitable for long periods of time. The immediate visual damage caused by a fire can be distressing enough without the secondary effects such as soot odour, health problems and corrosion.
It is essential that fire damage is cleaned up immediately as not only does it cause financial loss, but failure to do so can lead to further deterioration of buildings and equipment.
Fire Restoration: EcoBlasting
EcoBlasting is a method of using compressed air and a blasting pot, filled with an abrasive (for fire damage restoration this will be bicarbonate of soda), that is forced out of a blast hose onto the surface removing the carbon. The process is abrasive as it needs to remove any coating to the surface, however it is not aggressive and can be used on virtually any surface.
Rentokil Special Hygiene’s professional EcoBlasting service will bring back to life a site which has been affected by fire, removing both the visual aspects of fire damage as well as the associated odours.
- Operationally safe and will not damage glass or chrome
- Eco friendly, non-toxic and non hazardous to the environment
- No aggressive or corrosive chemicals
- Abrasives can be altered to suit a range of different service types or specialist environments
- Can be used on glass, wood, metal, brick and most stone surfaces (including soft stone surfaces)
When a fire occurs, porous surfaces expand allowing the soot and odours to enter. Once the surface begins to cool, the pores will then close, trapping in the soot and odours. If the removal and cleaning of this fire damage is not carried out correctly, when the air temperature rises, this soot and odour can migrate back to the surface, released through the open pores.
Smoke from fires often travels from hot and cold areas, high pressure areas to low pressure areas meaning the resulting soot damage often spreads far from where the initial fire began, increasing the area that needs to be specially cleaned to prevent future problems occurring.
Our expert understanding of the different types of fires and the resulting detrimental effects, gives us the knowledge to deal with fire damage in a way that helps to prevent any further damage being caused and fully restores your buildings and equipment to an acceptable state ready for restoration and redecoration.