Fire can leave behind harmful gasses, as well as expose potentially harmful air contaminants in your home or business. Fire-damaged materials should never be handled without the proper knowledge and safety equipment. Fire-damaged materials, as well as asbestos-containing materials, will require specific disposal processes and locations.
Do not attempt to remove your own fire-damaged materials or demolish your own fire-damaged property. Without the proper precautions and permits, your demolition projects can lead to serious injuries or fines. If your home or business has faced a serious fire, contact Bob Wallace Excavating today for professional fire demolition services.
Several controls are outlined to ensure that the project goes smoothly. Adjacent properties will require inspection as well as local authorities and will be informed before the project can commence. Local building control counsels will also be notified. A detailed risk assessment report will be filed to outline any potential risks associated with the project. A scope of work will be outlined to showcase the specific stages of the project. Asbestos sample gathering and sample testing procedures will be completed. Existing environmental considerations about nearby properties, the site itself, local traffic systems, and all existing utility services will be taken into account as part of the project plan.
The exposed materials, local community considerations, and more will dictate the specific processes around your fire damage demolition project. These are the 5 major steps that are followed during professional fire damage demolition projects:
Even with the proper safety equipment, removing large objects or materials can cause serious physical injuries. Professionals aim to protect their knees and lower back by always remembering these three key considerations.
When large tools and machines are running, work sites will be loud, especially when the excavator is running, the machine will emit more than 80 decibels of sound, which requires ear protection. When a jackhammer is running, the sound emitted will be far above 85 decibels, thus creating an even more serious need for ear protection. Sounds causes vibrations in your ears and disregarding ear protection while encountering more than 85 decibels of sound-based vibrations will cause inner ear damage or even deafness.
Emergency procedure plans are established to maintain a safe and professional work environment when a fire-damaged home or business is being demolished. When demolishing a severely fire-damaged property, new fires can be a large issue. Some aspects of a fire damage demolition emergency procedure plan are: