FIRE & SMOKE DAMAGE
Fires are destructive. It’s important to know the extent of damage before any decisions are made, or any remediation work begins.
At Barclay, we’ve restored thousands of fire-affected buildings. Our training and experience mean we can assess the situation and help you understand your options. Our team can get your building or home back to normal, competently and quickly.
Flames cause visible damage, but fires can harm your home or business in less obvious ways. They can affect the integrity of buildings because heat can cause expansion that distorts the structure. This distortion can affect parts of the building away from the most intense heat.
FIRE DAMAGE - MORE THAN FLAMES
When a fire burns, it creates smoke—a mix of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and soot. The dangerous mix can infiltrate walls, furniture and clothes. Smoke damage isn’t always visible. At Barclay, we understand how temperature, air flow, and particle ionization influence smoke distribution. This knowledge matters because unless you understand where the smoke went, you can’t know what’s been harmed. Furthermore, in addition to losses resulting from the fire itself, there may also be significant water damage caused by firefighters' efforts to extinguish the fire.
THE UNSEEN DANGERS OF FIRE DAMAGE
Soot can short circuit your electronics and electrical equipment.
Fire can cause corrosive dew that can settle on and into objects.
Burning plastics create corrosive particles, spread through the air, combine with moisture and condense.
Thermoplastics used in building materials are making damage worse.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR YOU?
Whether impacted by flames, heat, smoke, or corrosive materials, the objects in fire-affected buildings need to be handled properly. We can help you distinguish what can be saved from what cannot. Barclay has facilities and the expertise to clean or dispose of fire-damaged goods.