Why is Fire and Smoke Damage a Forensic Biological Hazard?
A Fire in your home is a traumatic event and threatens your family’s security. A fire event can bring your business operations and everyday life activities to a sudden halt.
During the first 24 to 48 hours after the fire event, it is possible to minimise the damage and spread of toxic materials drastically: This is known as the golden hours of recovery.
The toxic smoke odour produced has to be neutralised and deodorised for the safety of the occupants of the property. The Acid Soot Residue left by the fire cause the plastics to discolour within minutes and within a few hours, causes the grout in bathrooms to discolour and tarnishes uncoated metals and appliances may begin to get a yellow stain.
This calls for an emergency remediation process to reduce the damage as much as possible to ensure the recovery of the property. Acid soot and smoke accelerates deterioration and corrosion of building components and assets.
Dangers of Fire and Smoke in an Affected Property
Heavy Fire damage is long lasting and deadly. Not only it destroys our homes, business structures, plant and wildlife, but it also releases vast amount of carbon dioxide harmful for humans and the earth’s atmosphere.
Depending on the condition of the property before the event and the management plan carried during the event, fire effects can vary from minor to total destruction of the property.
In the aftermath of math, it is critical that you do not attempt to clean or restore the damage yourself, and that includes walls, wood, furniture, electrical appliances, draperies as you might exposure yourself to different toxic by-products and hazards caused by Fire and Smoke Damage.
As improper cleaning can result in permanent item and building damage, it is recommended you get help from Professionals in Fire and Smoke Damage and Restoration Technicians.
Melbourne Crime Scene Cleaning specialises in all kinds of Forensic Cleaning and Biohazard Remediation across the city and all regional Victoria. If your property or business is affected by Fire and Smoke Damage, call us today and our technicians will ensure a prompt and in-depth remediation and restoration work.