Fire & Smoke

Fire Cleanup, Smoke, Odor, and Soot Removal

Fires are frightening in their potential for destroying life and property. If you have been a victim of fire damage, you will want to recover your losses quickly. However, your natural instinct to clean, coupled with your understandable emotional distress, could prove to be hazardous and ineffective.

A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke. It is important to have an experienced restoration team on your side. Fast treatment will help reduce smoke and soot health hazards.

Code 7 Fire and Water Restoration LLC is the most comprehensive resource for fire damage services, assessment, and recovery. Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure. Smoke flows through plumbing cavities and HVAC systems, the hot embers of a fire will often damage the interior of the HVAC system and duct work.

An unfortunate side effect of fires is that your home/ office will often experience water damage as a result of putting out the fire, this is more of a concern with smaller fires. The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.

Types of Smoke

One of the first steps at a fire scene is to calm the fears of those affected. Next, our technicians tests the smoke to see which of the following types of fire took place.

  • Wet Smoke: Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary; smoke webs are more difficult to clean
  • Dry Smoke: Fast burning at high temperatures.
  • Protein: Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes; extreme pungent odor
  • Fuel Oil Soot: Furnace puff backs cause fuel oil soot
  • Other Types: Includes tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue
After the type of smoke is determined, pre-testing on the property is performed to determine the following:
  • What can be restored versus what should be replaced
  • The most effective cleaning method
  • Conditions to the property before the damage occurred
  • The full extent of the loss
  • Eliminate needless replacements

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