According to the National Safety Council, Fire Prevention Week is every fall, Oct. 8-14 and fall is fire season – outside and unfortunately, inside. Cooking, burning candles and heating are the leading causes of home fires and fire injuries, and winter months are the peak time for fire-related deaths.
Mr. Duct Cleaner does not wish a fire or a smoke event on any of our property owners, however, we know that after a fire, cleaning the air ducts is an essential step to ensure that the air quality in the house is safe. The severity of fire damage can determine whether air duct cleaning is feasible. If soot has stained walls or flooring, cosmetic repairs, and full replacement may be needed. Hopefully, your ducts and HVAC system can be cleaned in lieu of full replacement.
Most insurance companies would rather pay for professional cleaning and fogging rather than a replacement. Mr. Duct Cleaner has the capability of professionally cleaning the entire HVAC and duct system and applying an ozone-deodorizing fog that can help mitigate some of the burnt smell. We have trusted referral partners that can help you with remediation, carpet cleaning, roofing, and whole home deep cleaning.
It’s important to note that smoke can enter HVAC and duct systems passively or actively and often results in unpleasant odors. Severe smoke can leave a soot coating that may present a serious health hazard to returning occupants. Even if only one small portion of your home experienced fire damage, you still need to have the entire HVAC and duct system cleaned and fogged.
Contact us for your FREE HVAC and duct cleaning estimate.