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Structure Fire & Wildfire Smoke Assessments

The danger doesn’t end when the fire's out. Are you ready to determine when your building is safe to reoccupy or what items are salvageable?

After a major fire event, it’s often difficult to know where to start. Does my building have damage? Was there fire damage to surrounding homes or businesses? The area I live and work in was blanketed in wildfire smoke – what does that mean for my family’s health?

FACS performs assessments to help understand and manage the impacts of structural fires or wildfire smoke and particulates on residential structures, business structures and the contents inside of these structures. The assessments can help property owners, healthcare providers, schools & universities, residential owners and insurance companies understand and quantify the impact.

FACS experts review the fire proximities, identify smoke infiltration pathways, perform visual inspections for staining/particulate and collect surface dust samples for microscopic analysis to assess the severity of the damage & health impacts. Once an assessment has been completed, we provide conclusions regarding impacts to structures and contents as well as provide recommendations for corrective actions.

Key Agents & Issues

  • Soot
  • Char
  • Ash
  • Odors
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (sVOCs)
  • Metals
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Other Combustion Byproducts
  • Corrosion

FACS is proactive in getting project information, following up on project information, and taking care of projects = seamless!

Richard Durr
Senior Construction Manager, Kroger

Case Study

Structure Fire Remediation in a Las Vegas Luxury Hotel

The intense black smoke from a poolside fire at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas penetrated adjacent hotel rooms, rendering many of them unsafe to occupy. Concerns included the safety of guests and staff, salvaging expensive custom furnishings, and getting the rooms back into service quickly. A FACS team was dispatched to plan and oversee remediation efforts…

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