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An Insight into Smoke Residues, The Aftermath of a Fire, and How Fire Damage Restoration Experts in Jersey City, NJ Remove Them

May 30th, 2019 · No Comments

Fire can result in a lot of destruction, and if the proper steps are not taken, soot and smoke residues can further deteriorate the situation. By hiring ServiceMaster Metropolitan for the task of fire damage restoration you will have the assurance that your home in Jersey City, NJ will be properly restored and cleaned.



Fire Damage Restoration and Proper Smoke Damage Removal

Our fire damage restoration experts understand that during a fire, different chemicals are produced. These pollutants can be categorized as:

  • Nitrogen oxides forming when organic components burn
  • Chlorine dioxide when synthetics burn


To avoid problems caused by these combustion pollutants our technicians focus on restoration and remediation of structural materials that are damaged by smoke residues.

Our experts are aware of the fact that smoke particles resulting from combustion are in the 0.1 to 4 microns range. The particles in the 1 to 4 microns range usually settle within hours after the fire. Smoke particles that are less than one micron often remain suspended in the air, emphasizing the need for proper smoke cleanup.

Our fire damage remediation technicians follow certain steps to ensure smoke damage removal is carried out in the proper manner.



Step 1: Right Ventilation

The technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan focus on setting up the right ventilation so the smoke damage cleanup process can be expedited. Additionally, if weather conditions permit, they utilize positive ventilation to achieve desired results.

They also understand that if outside weather conditions are not good, such ventilation can prove to be counterproductive. For example, if the outside weather is humid, the excess humidity coming into the house can combine with smoke and speed up the process of creating acidic residues.



Step 2: Isolation and Air Management

In case there was partial fire loss, our fire damage cleanup technicians set up proper containment and isolation barriers to reduce the spread of contaminants to unaffected locations of the house. In addition, they also perform air management to control air flow inside the affected zone and prevent smoke residues from leaving the containment zone.



Step 3: HEPA Filtration and Vacuuming

Our fire damage mitigation technicians set up high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA filters) for air filtration during the cleanup process to capture smoke particles that are up to 0.3 microns in size. Moreover, HEPA filtration becomes necessary when hazardous materials are demolished during the remediation process.

Apart from using HEPA filtration to remove smoke particles from the air, our fire damage restoration experts also make use of HEPA vacuuming for capturing and removing fine particles from surfaces. The task of vacuuming is carried out before detergent cleaning to prevent their spread.

HEPA vacuuming performed by our fire damage remediation professionals also helps in removing smoke particles that settle into cracks and crevices. Our technicians also vacuum interior surfaces of mechanical components and HVAC ductwork to completely remove smoke particles from these locations.



If your home has been damaged by fire, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan immediately at (855) 560-7999. Our team of trained and experienced fire damage restoration experts will respond quickly in Jersey City, NJ and all of northern New Jersey to assess the extent of the damage and immediately start the fire damage restoration work.

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