Fire Restoration Testing

Understand the Spread of Chemicals, Char, Soot, and Ash After a Fire – with Air Quality Testing

At Integrity Environmental Testing, we understand the complexities of post-fire contamination. Our fire restoration testing methods provide valuable insights into the extent of contamination, allowing us to accurately assess the situation and develop effective remediation strategies.

Testing is performed to detect the presence of harmful substances such as soot, char particles, and toxic chemicals.

Assessment of microscopic contamination determines the extent to which soot, ash, and char is present and how far it may have spread. Because these contaminates are not visible to the naked eye, testing is required for a thorough assessment of the fire’s impact on entire structure.

Here’s some Colorado offers some information on the effects of a fire on air quality and some tips for staying safe.

What Happens to a Home Even After a Small Fire?

Even after a seemingly small fire, the aftermath can be extensive and far-reaching. While visible damage may be limited to a specific area, the spread of chemicals, char, soot, and ash can infiltrate various surfaces throughout the home.

These residues can pose serious health risks, degrade and ruin contents that they settle on in your home, and compromise indoor air quality. Therefore, it is essential to address the aftermath of a fire comprehensively.

The issue we see most in these cases, is an insurance adjuster will simply use their eyes to determine the extent of the damage. Leading to remediation efforts that do not fully address an elimination of microscopic contamination throughout the structure because that data isn’t available. Without the data, they are just guessing.