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COMBUSTION BYPRODUCTS TESTING

If you suspect you may have fire damage, we can test to assess the problem.

Performing remediation after a fire event?  We can do the testing that will provide peace of mind that the remediation has been satisfactorily completed.

What are combustion byproducts?

Fire, either wildfire or structure burning, happens often in our world. It can impact property, the environment and public health. The residues of the fire, or combustion by-products, are gases and small particles that are emitted through the incomplete burning of fuels such as oil, gas, kerosene, wood, coal, and propane.  The particulate matter components will include drops of condensed soot, char, ash, metal oxides and inorganic solids. These materials can be acutely hazardous to human since they can contain heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Therefore, an investigation of any fire damage should include the combustion-by-products evaluation. It also becomes part of insurance companies’ requirement in a typical fire damage restoration.  Testing can be done after a fire event in order to determine what areas might have been impacted, or the testing can be used during or after a cleaning or remediation in order to guide professionals in their remediation efforts.

 

 

 

Call today at 805.704.1130 to schedule an appointment.