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Advice on FSG cleaning - post fire!

Robt100

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336
Location
North
Hi all,
I'm hoping someone may have had some knowledge of what to do here. Just outside the area I cover with my round there has very recently been a fire on an industrial site scrapyard involving a lot of tyres. I've already had one current customer call up to ask if I can clean their FSGs because of all the smoke/soot/debris, and they are over 10miles from the blaze! I just wondered if anyone had ever experienced this kind of clean before and what you might recommend for removal other than just pure. Or is it probably better to just refer the customers to the (possibly non-existant) insurance of the scrapyard to cover the repair/restoration?

Thanks
Rob
 

ched999uk

Well-known member
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3,098
Location
Lancashire
I had a customer where their bins caught fire and burnt the electric and gas meter boxes, boiler flu and soot damaged the gsf. When I asked here I think it was @Pjj suggested that the soot etc is classes as hazardous material and can't just be allowed to go down the drains. Normally the Fire Brigade will either arrange or suggest a specialist company who can clean and deal with the waste - I guess paid for through the property owners insurance.
Might be worth a call to your local Fire station (NOT 999 but their local number) as I always found them very helpful.
 

Part Timer

Premium Member
Messages
9,820
Location
Sunderland Tyne and Wear
Hi all,
I'm hoping someone may have had some knowledge of what to do here. Just outside the area I cover with my round there has very recently been a fire on an industrial site scrapyard involving a lot of tyres. I've already had one current customer call up to ask if I can clean their FSGs because of all the smoke/soot/debris, and they are over 10miles from the blaze! I just wondered if anyone had ever experienced this kind of clean before and what you might recommend for removal other than just pure. Or is it probably better to just refer the customers to the (possibly non-existant) insurance of the scrapyard to cover the repair/restoration?

Thanks
Rob
No experience of cleaning smoke damaged fascia but for them to have sustained damage from 10 miles away it must have been some fire
 

Pjj

Premium Member
Messages
11,146
Location
Cornwall
I had a customer where their bins caught fire and burnt the electric and gas meter boxes, boiler flu and soot damaged the gsf. When I asked here I think it was @Pjj suggested that the soot etc is classes as hazardous material and can't just be allowed to go down the drains. Normally the Fire Brigade will either arrange or suggest a specialist company who can clean and deal with the waste - I guess paid for through the property owners insurance.
Might be worth a call to your local Fire station (NOT 999 but their local number) as I always found them very helpful.
The insurance company will usually get a specialist firm in to clean up fire damage as it is hazardous and quite often will also contain asbestos as well. . Usually the waist water used for cleaning is contained .
 
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