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In the event of a fire, it is critical that the cleanup process begins immediately to protect your home and any personal property that can be recovered. GCPRO Restoration has witnessed first-hand how damaging and destructive fire and smoke damage can be to a home and to those affected by this unfortunate event. Let GCPRO Restoration help return your home and property back to normal.
Not only are our technicians certified and experienced in providing high quality fire damage cleanup and repairs, but we are always on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that your home is getting the best care possible.
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.
After a fire, there are some things you can do to protect your home and minimize the damage. These tips are meant as a guide, and you should only address these items if it is safe to do so. Always use extreme caution and follow all orders given to you by the fire department or first responders.