Fire Harm Cleanup
byon 07-04-2012 at 09:04 AM (363 Views)
"You have had a fire. The fire department has come, put the fire out and all you see is one particular big mess. Upon closer investigation concerns come.
I. What approach do we use to get rid of the soot and charcoal to evaluate the damage?
- High pressure water blasting leaves behind water in electrical components, gear and insulation, if not correctly removed will cause unwanted corrosion and rot, growing cleanup, damage and lengthy term maintenance costs.
- Soda blasting leaves water and soda behind, which requires additional cleanup, increasing cleanup, damage and lengthy term maintenance costs.
- Sand blasting leaves abrasive blast media behind, which if not cleaned up effectively continues to cause damage in electrical components, gears and bearings. It continues to fall from horizontal surfaces, cracks and beams years after the job is done, escalating cleanup, harm and long term
- Dry ice blasting is the ultimate surface cleaning method, it leaves no secondary waste stream behind. The only cleanup immediately after the dry ice blasting job is done is the removal of the debris caused by the fire.
II. How do we remove the soot, charcoal and smoke film from masonry and steel surfaces?
- Once again this is an excellent application for dry ice blasting. Watch the movie clips on our internet internet site to see how dry ice blasting cleans soot, smoke and charcoal from different varieties of surfaces.
III. Will we be able to eliminate that awful smoke smell?
- The removing of the smell is accomplished by removing the smell supply and/or sealing the smell source to encapsulate it. Dry ice blasting removes the soot, charcoal and smoke film, which is the smell source, from accessible regions.
- During a fire air currents carry smoke and soot into cracks, openings and areas not in close proximity to the fire itself, extra cleaning and/or sealing of these places and inaccessible places might be necessary.
IV. Can we accomplish our cleanup with no adding hazards to our atmosphere?
- Dry ice blasting is safe and environmentally friendly. Dry ice is pure CO2 in its solid state, it is in its gaseous state in the air about us. When we inhale our bodies use the oxygen and we exhale CO2. Green plants take CO2 from the air and give off oxygen.
- Dry ice blasting is non-toxic, non-conductive and there is no employee exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals or solutions. Dry ice blasting meets the guidelines of the USDA, EPA, and the FDA. mold damage"