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Following smoke or fire damage in a property, the priority is returning the affected premises back to pre-incident condition as quickly as possible. This minimises secondary damage efficiently and effectively with minimum disruption to the policyholder or customer.
We understand that your premises is the priority and repairing the fire & smoke damage is essential, which is why we will be on-site within 24 hours to return your property back to normal.
Rainbow International has over 25 years’ experience in Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration, has a wealth of technical experience and knowledge, and is used by many of the UK’s major insurance companies on their policyholder’s claims. A professional fire damage cleanup is essential following an incident in the home to return the property to its pre-incident condition, promptly, reliably and cost effectively.
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No matter the size of your fire, it is always best to contact a professional cleaning company to restore your property to its former condition to protect your health and your belongings.
Fire can leave behind serious health hazards – and the condition of your property may suffer if any damage is not rectified soon after the fact.
It is possible to clean up small areas of damage yourself, but inhaling leftover dust and fumes from smoke is exceptionally unhealthy, and soot can be easily smudged and spread around – causing further damage.
We highly recommend leaving clean-ups of this kind to specialists who have access to a range of professional equipment.
It is vital that you contact a professional cleaning company such as Rainbow International to clear up any fire and water damage after the fire department has attended your property.
Water used to extinguish the fire contains soot and debris from the fire and can be hazardous to health. Removing this water may need special disposal and drying, which should be carried out by a specialist damage management and restoration company.
This depends on the size of your property, the size of the fire that occurred and the level of damage that resulted.
The team at Rainbow International are always on hand to discuss your exact circumstances and look into the situation to estimate an achievable timescale.
Any level of smoke damage can be a risk to your health, so we strongly recommend that you make alternative arrangements while your property is being cleaned and made safe.
Many of the issues caused by smoke damage can be permanent if the problem isn’t treated straight away. Walls and furnishings can become discoloured – and metals may corrode – if the affected area is not thoroughly cleaned by a professional following a fire.
There is a lot you can do to help reverse the effects of smoke damage, including switching off air conditioning systems to prevent the spread of soot particles in the air and directing fans towards exits like doors and windows.
Dry sponges are great for wiping away soot from walls, and a spray containing diluted vinegar will help to reduce the appearance of stains.
You should also dry clean any soft furnishings and fabrics that you can.
Use a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner on piles of ash, but be sure to hold it directly above the area you are cleaning without it touching down, as this can cause sooty smears.
It can be very difficult to get rid of every hint of smoke damage – especially the odour. What’s more, residual toxins can hang about in the air and on surfaces, potentially causing serious health problems for residents and visitors.
This is why we strongly recommend enlisting the help of professionals to tackle even the slightest smoke damage.
Yes – smoke damage is very bad for you. Depending on what burned in the fire, smoke can be made up of highly toxic particles which hang about even after the fire itself has been extinguished.
You’ll always find carbon and tar in the mix, and anything that burns causes the release of carbon monoxide – which, if breathed in, can stop oxygen from getting to your vital organs.
Residual smoke damage can also cause severe irritations to the skin, which are often very difficult to treat.
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