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Fire Damage

Your Fire Damage Restoration Experts

Call Swift Restoration 24/7 – when your emergency hits we are ready! Our response team will be at your door in 100 minutes or less.

Fires may start small, but under the right conditions, a fire can spread out of control in a matter of minutes and become catastrophic and tragic.

If you discover a fire, evaluate the situation quickly. With a small controlled fire, you may be able to put it out with your extinguisher, but NEVER underestimate the danger from fire. If you’re not sure you can manage it, let the Fire Department do the work.

Swift Restoration are Experts at:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Damage Cleaning & Restoration
  • Soot Damage Cleaning & Restoration

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Identifying Types of Smoke

A fire loss is devastating and complex because of the unique behavior of smoke. It is important to have trained technicians at the loss location. Swift Restoration & Cleaning knows how to handle damage in Ogden, UT from smoke, soot, and the other results of fire.

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • Depending on the type of smoke, it will greatly affect the restoration process.

Swift Restoration & Cleaning steps in, takes charge, addresses your concerns, and tests the smoke to see which of the following types of fire occurred.

  • 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 – Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue are other types.

Pre-testing Your Property

After Swift Restoration & Cleaning knows the type of smoke, the next step in evaluating the damage to the property is pretesting to determine:

  • What can be restored and what must be replaced
  • The most effective cleaning method
  • Condition of the property before the damage occurred
  • The full extent of the loss

Removing Smoke and Soot Damage

Some very toxic chemicals may be produced during a fire as a result of breakdown reactions from the various parts of construction materials, solvents, glues, and other items in the structure. Swift Restoration uses state-of-the-art technology that can detect and neutralize these chemicals, and we work to contain hazardous materials to prevent additional damage.

Swift Restoration & Cleaning will test for toxic gases and materials and remove smoke odor and soot from the indoor environment as well as from valuable electronics, machinery, books, documents, and artwork.

  • Cleans soot from electronics, machinery, and other valuable property.
  • Detects and removes toxic chemicals.
  • Detects and neutralizes noxious gases.
  • Restore valuable property back to its original condition, or sometimes even better!

 Steps to Take After a Fire

Because fires are the second leading cause of accidental death around the home you should know who to call if you ever have a fire. Remember – Immediate action is important. Take action to minimize health hazards and reduce fire-related damage to your home or business.

  1. Put safety first: fire may cause damage to the structure, including short circuits in the electrical system while producing chemical hazards. Learn the safety rules to protect yourself and avoid injury or infection;
  2. Secure your property and personal belongings from further damage;
  3. Contact us for an accurate damage assessment and a free quote.
  4. Swift Cleaning & Restoration is the most comprehensive resource for fire damage services, assessment, and recovery in Ogden, UT.

Because of the unique behavior of smoke, fire restoration may be complex. It is important to have an experienced restoration team on your side. Fast treatment will help reduce smoke and soot health hazards.