Fire & Smoke Investigations
IS THE SMOKE REALLY GONE?
One of the most difficult challenges in cleaning up after a fire is determining the level of remaining fire and smoke residue. We typically are aware of these residues as visual traces (e.g., soot, char, or ash on surfaces), smoky odors, or health effects (e.g., burning eyes, difficulty breathing, etc.). There are two primary concerns with fire and smoke residue: Has the fire or smoke residue been removed to an acceptable level? Are there any health or exposure concerns with any remaining traces?