Decontamination & Structure Cleaning

At Fire-Fox, we specialise in decontamination and structure cleaning following fires and floods, in preparation for building repairs and reoccupation.  Our highly trained staff handles, coordinates and facilitates all aspects of the decontamination process with professionalism and care, understanding the intrusion this process can represent in your life.

Fire damage includes both primary and secondary effects. While primary effects are visible, secondary effects from smoke and soot residues can cause significant hidden damage. Smoke and soot contamination can affect various surfaces and belongings. When combined with water used to extinguish fires, or high humidity conditions, the acidic strength of smoke or soot residue can dramatically increase – which can accelerate secondary effect damage.


(Gas, Vapour, Solids)

The by-products of burning plastic, woods and paper.


(Particles of incomplete combustion)

The by-products of a fire that did not burn efficiently.

Response time is crucial

Impact Over Time

After a disaster, it's crucial to anticipate the progressive impact over time and act swiftly to prevent further damage.

Ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces can become affected by gases upon impact.

  • Discolouration of plastics and small appliances.
  • Smoke and soot penetration of voids and cavities – eg. Appliances, computer casings, televisions and similar AV appliances, as well as décor and ornamental features, toys, framed photos/art.
  • Smoke penetration of soft surface furniture.
  • Discolouration of white appliances and wooden surface furniture.
  • Malfunction of electrical and electronic items.
  • Light fittings and other fixtures can stain.
  • Discolouration of grout, sanitary ware and plumbing fittings.
  • Discolouration of painted walls and ceilings.
  • Plated metals pit and/or rust.
  • Permanent staining of clothing and upholstery.
  • Metallic components of electronic PC boards can corrode, causing irrecoverable damage.
  • Discolouration of fitted carpets, loose mats and rugs.
  • Permanent staining of paintings.
  • Hard plastics become brittle.
  • Delicate items such as glass, crystal and china become etched, porous and crack.