Fire Damage Restoration in Alexandria VA
As in many house fires, there is this thing that happens when a fire is isolated in an interior location. With a flame rapidly growing and gobbling up all the oxygen, it produces these currents of heat, smoke and soot, moving from room to room touching everything in its path. The industry calls this an “Oxygen starved fire”. In this case, it was an antique secretary desk that caught fire adding to the intense heat and smoke. As you can imagine, all the woods, papers, plastics, synthetic fabrics including the paints and coatings are all a part of this dance. These fine furnishings get covered in thick smoke and black soot, as well as being baked by the heat causing damage to the finish that cannot always be cleaned out. This was certainly the case with this loss.