Don’t Wait: Prevent Damage From Smoke Residues
After a fire, one of the greatest threats to your home is smoke damage. Smoke residues are acidic, and can cause permanent corrosion, staining, and discoloration damage to even the strongest and hardest materials over time. During a fire, the inside of your home can become pressurized, forcing smoke residues deep into cracks, building materials, electronics, and more.
The type of smoke residues present after a fire depend on various factors including temperatures and materials burned:
Wet Smoke Residue: This type of smoke residue is often sticky, odorous, and smears when wiped. Wet smoke occurs when a fire is smoldering or has low-heat.
Dry Smoke Residue: Dry smoke leaves a fine, powder-like dusting. This type of smoke occurs with fast and hot fires.
Protein Residue: Most common with cooking fires, protein residues are highly odorous and may not be visible on surfaces, often resulting in discoloration of paints and varnishes.
Additional Residues: Various other residues including fire extinguisher chemicals, tear gas, fingerprint powder, and other chemicals must also be cleaned to prevent damage and restore a clean and healthy environment.
Why Choose GCPRO Restoration?
GCPRO restoration technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We meet or exceed all IICRC standards for cleaning and restoration and are qualified to provide:
- Emergency board up services
- Personal property pack out, inventory, and cleaning
- Professional smoke residue cleanup
- Smoke odor removal
- Structural drying and dehumidification
- Water damage cleanup
- Demolition, selective demolition, and debris removal
- Mold remediation
- Disinfection & sanitization