Detroit Apartment Fire
Did your commercial or multi-unit property suffer from a fire? Were the surrounding units affected by smoke damage and horrible odors? It's important that your mitigation company - the company that clears debris, cleans, and deodorizes the property - be extremely thorough or else there could be damaged building materials .
Make sure your contractor has an emergency response department, so they can be on-site as quickly as possible. They'll have to be properly equipped and trained in fire damage remediation and smoke odor removal. Typically, certification by the IICRC is a great start.
"It's always best to have a certified restoration contractor on your side when your insurance adjuster comes out to inspect your property. Insurance adjusters do a great job, but you really want someone that does the actual restoration work every day. Someone who does the work, and knows exactly what it takes to repair a building after a fire and completely eliminate all traces of smoke and odor. "
Joseph P. Cipriano Jr.
Smoke Odor Removal
One of the hardest parts of restoring a property after a fire is the odor removal. It's not necessarily hard, but it requires an extreme thoroughness. Forget to seal a single stud behind that new drywall? The smoke smell will be there as long as you live there. Didn't clean the walls properly before painting? You'll regret it.
Many people believe that using a hydroxyl generator will eliminate all of the odors. While hydroxyl generator's do a GREAT job, unfortunately it requires some seriously hard work to make sure the odors don't linger. There's going to be a lot of scrubbing and "chem sponges" used before the odors are truly eliminated.