When a fire occurs, putting the flames out as quickly as possible is the utmost importance. However, dousing a fire’s flames can cause its own set of problems. Residue left behind by soot and smoke should to be dealt with next as this is a corrosive substance that, if left untreated, can erode surfaces, electronics, finishes, fabrics, and building materials, causing further damage to your property. Fire, smoke and soot can cause corrosive etching within 72 hours. Formica, chroma, porcelain and aluminium fixtures should be promptly cleaned.
As soot combines with atmospheric water vapour, it becomes acidic. Neutralisation of acid smoke residue is a fundamental part of initial stages of corrosion prevention. In most cases, alkaline solutions are used to help remove and neutralise are used to help remove and neutralise the acid smoke residue. After removing the smoke from metallic and plastic laminate surfaces, apply an oil based coating. This treatment will slow down or inhibit corrosion and discolouration by airborne smoke particles that remain after Specialised Restoration Services (SRS) completes the emergency service visit. This is a simple step often overlooked by other companies that can drastically help reduce overall replacement costs.
Loss mitigation services; reduce further damages to materials or structure, this is done by but not limited too; removal of wet materials that may cause secondary damage, carrying out cleaning to prevent further staining, control and prevention of corrosion, removal of wet documents and freeze drying are some services carried out within the initial make-safe performed by Specialised Restoration Services (SRS).