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Fire & Smoke Restoration

Thermdry UK are fully trained and qualified to IICRC Standards in Fire & Smoke Restoration. Thanks to our commitment, first-rate work, strong ethics and fair prices, we have established ourselves as a reputable company in property damage restoration.

Fire and smoke can cause devastating damage to your home or business. Even if the fire is relatively small, the harm caused by smoke and water can be significant. In cases like these, you need the professional, experienced help of Thermdry UK. Our immediate response to your emergency can save you thousands of pounds by preventing permanent damage.

A fire in your home or business can be a harrowing and life-changing event.

If you’re reading this article about fire damage restoration, then you've probably been having a rough go of it lately… but try to remember how lucky you are to be a fire survivor. Now that you’re ready to start getting your life back to normal again, here is some fundamental advice on fire damage recovery:

Fire Damage Service

Even if your fire was relatively small, smoke can be a major destructive force alone.

Smoke can easily penetrate walls and other surfaces and drift through air ducts; it can remain in clothing and furniture if not professionally deodorized. Smoke even penetrates closed drawers and cabinets! If not properly cleaned, the odour will continue to re-occur over a long period of time, especially during warm or humid weather. It is best to consult professional restorers about smoke removal from ducts and walls. We use chemical sealers or other sophisticated methods to thoroughly clean affected areas and make your home safe again. Also consider full replacement of attic insulation as it strongly retains odours.

Fire Damage Clean Up

Soot is oily and easily stains most household textiles.

Don’t try to clean up soot using your vacuum because the brushes and most attachments tend to force soot deeper into fabrics. A fire restoration company will also have access to chemical cleaning additives called “counteractants” that break down smoke at the molecular level to eliminate odours. There are various types of counteractants available, which should be used varies with the type of materials that burned in the fire. Dry cleaners may also be able to provide them to you for washing clothing.

To clean soot from walls and other flat surfaces, you can use a chemical sponge available from a cleaning supply company or at minimum a non-water-based cleaner. Rubbing alcohol or diluted paint thinner may also work for particularly nasty soot, but only use with caution because of the danger of toxic fumes. Remember to wear rubber gloves and use proper ventilation while working.

Fire Damage Restoration

If you've had a major fire you’re likely to also have, somewhat ironically, major water damage resulting from emergency efforts to put out the fire.

Water that soaked in over several hours or days may have made the soot damage to your fabrics even worse. You may be eager to clean up your home or business after a fire, but if you don’t take the time to get good advice and do it appropriately, you may be wasting your effort and money, or possibly even creating further damage. If your fire damage is covered by insurance, then you’ll most likely want to employ a professional fire restoration company. Our services may seem expensive at first, but the short-run cost may be substantially less than the long-run cost of completely replacing ill-cleaned furnishings and floors.

Our Fire and Smoke Restoration services include:

  • Property removal, cleaning & storage 
  • Cleaning & refinishing
  • Cleaning & restoring contents, including antiques.
  • Electronic and electrical cleaning and restoration
  • PAT of electrical equipment
  • Smoke residue removal   
  • Odour removal
  • On-site drying and dehumidification 
  • Painting
  • Framing and carpentry   
  • Kitchen cabinets and vanities

Whether it is a major house fire or minor damage caused by smoke we can give you a FREE on-site estimate, details on restoration procedures required and time frame for project completion. We employ state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified professionals to make sure that the end result will be appreciated by you.

If you think we can help, call Thermdry on 07800 981 133 or complete our online enquiry form

We offer this service throughout East Anglia - Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough area and Lincolnshire.