When soot and water mix the result can be quite a messy clean-up job. Arcbuild insurance provides thorough on-site cleaning from fire or smoke damage, including deodorization through to detailed cleaning of air vents, walls, ceilings and floors.
We begin deodorizing the premises immediately. Deodorization is an ongoing process that continues for the course of the restoration, and in many cases consists of the following:
- Installation of an odour absorption material into the return air vents of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system.
- Applying a wet fog to absorb odour in affected spaces.
- Dry fogging the interior and other hard-to-reach places.
- Installation of a temporary ozone generator to remove biological/carbon odours.
- The use of chemicals/ detergents with deodorant qualities.
Air/Heat Vent Systems Cleaning
When it is necessary to clean and restore a structure’s HVAC system, a HVAC technician checks for soot and particle migration by inspecting the return air filters and the end of the duct line. If the system requires cleaning, our team removes the air registers as needed and detail-cleans them with a degreaser.
While the system is down we vacuum inside the duct lines to remove any particulate matter. Once it has been cleaned we apply a sealer through the duct system using an atomizer to ensure it covers all surfaces.
Wall & Ceiling Cleaning
Depending on the damage we clean interior walls and ceilings preparing them for painting/ wallpapering.
Carefully remove wall hangings and re-hang upon completion
Exposed surfaces Cleaned with polish, oil or degreaser as is appropriate for the surface
Repaint walls left with stains
Vacuum then dry clean papered walls
Wet clean and degrease painted walls
Vacuuming of heavily textured ceilings
Carpet, Tile & Hardwood Floor Cleaning
Every effort is made to restore flooring to its pre-loss condition. If hard floors suffer discoloration, they will be stripped and refinished.
Vacuuming, steam cleaning and deodorizing of carpeted areas
Degreasing and deodorizing all tile surfaces including sheet vinyl and ceramic tiles
Hardwood floors are cleaned depending on the type of wood and finish and may also require stripping and refinishing
Windows, Fixtures & Appliances
We clean all fixtures and appliances thoroughly while in place
Cleaning interior sides of windows
Degreasing and deodorizing lights light covers, ceiling fans, bathroom fixtures and shades
Cleaning the exterior of kitchen/business appliances