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Smoke & Soot Damage Cleaning
Available 24/7, on-site within 60 minutes.
Very few people realise how dangerous the aftermath of a fire can be, it’s not just the flames you need to be wary of, the toxins within the smoke harms more people than the fire, smoke damage can further the hazardous effects if the affected area has not been thoroughly and professionally cleaned up.
A fire in your home or business can be a gut-wrenching situation to wrap your head around, and now you have to face that your property also has smoke damage. ICE Cleaning’s specialists’ technicians in smoke damage clean-up are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call in case of an emergency.
The Danger Of Smoke Damage
Any property and its contents such as your curtains, walls, furniture, ceilings and upholstery that have been damaged by smoke will have been exposed to harmful toxins that would need cleaning immediately.
Smoke damage leaves an acidic film on all surfaces it comes in contact with, should you fail to execute the necessary action your contents will become discoloured, begin to leave a lingering unpleasant odour and cause a corrosive repercussion. Regarding your property, if smoke damage is allowed to fester within the walls, ceiling and floors, the entire structure may become compromised.
Failing to follow through with adequate measures to clean up the smoke damaged areas, you could be putting your health at risk as smoke particles containing a variety of chemicals can cause severe irritation by deeply penetrating your lungs.
Our dedicated technical team specialises in smoke damage clean up and are here to revive your property and protect your health.
Our methods include dry filter vacuuming, air blasting, wet vacuum extraction, steam cleaning, dry soot sponging, pressure washing and thermal fogging. Our smoke damage cleaning service will abolish the presence of microorganisms, which are the result of stubborn odours.
Depending on the type of smoke damage and odour potency, we may have to increase the intensity of our cleaning service and carry out a thermal fogging treatment, along with an air scrubbing service to eliminate all hazardous particles, chemicals and gasses to all densely affected rooms—thermal fogging acts to bind all the smoke particles together and distribute them odourless.
ICE Cleaning technicians are fully qualified smoke damage clean-up technicians that have years of experience and use only industry-leading technology to carry out a full cleaning service to revive your belongings and make your property safe again. We can guarantee 100% odour neutralisation with a fresh scent.
The process of a smoke damage clean-up depends highly on the type of residue left behind, for example:
- Wet smoke damage – Occurs by a fire that smoulders or burns at a low temperature. Distinguishable by its potent smell and thick coating. This type of fire creates a reduced number of flames but produces an enormous about of smoke.
- Protein smoke damage – Resulting from the extreme burn of a protein-enriched fibre. A heavy, oily texture is left as a result.
- Dry smoke damage – A fast-burning fire at an extremely high temperature. The smoke that arises is very black. This type of fire can get out of control quickly.
Safety Is Our Number One Priority
The smoke damage clean-up service is never a pleasant one; it can be very problematic, tedious and exceptionally unpleasant to navigate through. The method we choose to deploy will be heavily dependent on the type of surface, material, structure and smoke residue that has been left behind.
While you wait for us to reach the site, a helpful step, but only if it is safe to go inside and only with a mask on, is to open all windows and doors allowing fresh air to circulate through the property. This will help reduce the distasteful odour that will be lingering along, while also allowing residual smoke to disperse through airways.
Emergency Rapid Response Nationwide
The initial 24 to 28 hours after the fire and smoke damage is caused, is well known as the “golden hour” of recovery. ICE Cleaning fire & smoke damage specialists can be on-site within 60 minutes of your call, increasing the possibility of recovering the property and its contents without a substantial amount of long-term damage.
We will not enter any property until we have the consent from the local authorities that the structural damage caused to the property is safe. Once we have the go-ahead our technicians will thoroughly inspect the property to accurately determine the degree of fire, soot and smoke damage. This step is extremely crucial to developing a carefully actioned plan.
Industry Leading Technologies
All of our technicians use industry leading cleaning products that effectively removes the chemicals, acidic soot and the smoke damage to the property. They are trained to the highest standard, so you will feel confident you will receive the best service in the cleaning industry to clean & restore your home or property.
Cigarette Smoke Removal
Stale cigarette smoke seems to never leave the property, integrating itself into all the furniture, lingering on your clothes and over time discolouring your walls and ceilings.
Cigarette smoke particles are the smallest particles out of all the types of smoke there are, at 0.5 microns. Simply washing down your walls with standard cleaning products or throwing your clothes into the washing machine will not be able to remove the odour, because the microns inside the smoke are so tiny they can easily penetrate and attach themselves to porous materials.
Several studies have shown that there are harmful health risks associated with third-hand smoke that only comes from cigarettes. The chemical residue from the tobacco smoke contamination can cling to almost anything, including but not limited to:
- Furniture and more
Many smokers believe that if they are outside, they are safe from the smell attaching itself to them; unfortunately, nicotine residues will soak into a smoker’s skin and clothing regardless.
Nicotine tends to stick to the ceilings, walls, table and cabinets, while carpets, curtains and clothes gravitate to absorbing the gases.
Don't Risk Your Health
Whether you are a landlord, business or new homeowner who have just lost their property due to a fire, and are now tackling the smoke odour or, whether have just quit smoking and are now looking to get rid of that cigarette smoke, then we are the company for you.
We will work quickly and methodically to get you back on your feet. Don’t continue to risk your health by living in a home full of toxins. Call today and speak to one of our smoke damage cleaning specialists on 03335775805. We can be on-site within 60 minutes.