Are you in need of post-wildfire cleanup in San Bernardino County? The wildfires of the west coast have ravaged millions of acres, taken dozens of lives, hundreds of homes, and caused untold damage to the countryside. San Bernardino County has not been spared. The El Dorado fire, started by a ‘gender reveal’ party, has burned over 18,000 acres of forest near Yucaipa. If your home has been affected by smoke or fire damage, you may be looking for a service to help make your home safe and liveable again. You need Nancie Brown & Associates, a highly regarded Southern Californian wildfire cleanup service respected for over three decades of exceptional standards in the cleaning field.
Guidance for Conducting Emergency Debris, Waste, and Hazardous Material Removal
Cleaning up after a wildfire has ravaged your area is no simple task. Even if your home was spared the brunt of the blaze, the ash deposits and other particulate matter that settles on your property can be hazardous to children, pets, even adults. Debris and ash from natural disasters can include building materials, sediment, organic matter, vehicles, electronics, clothing, and more. It’s important to dispose of this waste in a safe and responsible manner, as it can be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes and cause health issues or exacerbate existing conditions like asthma. There is an extent to which you can clean your household of hazardous waste, dust, and debris yourself, if you are unable or unwilling to hire a professional service.
- Children and pets should be kept away from areas or items affected by the ash, at least until a proper cleaning can be done.
- When cleaning, cover your skin. Long sleeves, long pants, and dishwashing gloves are essential.
- Wear safety goggles (not safety glasses) to prevent ash or dust from getting into your eyes. An N95 mask is recommended to avoid breathing in particles. Remember that they don’t filter gases, only particles.
- If ash does get on your skin, prioritize washing it off with warm water and soap.
- When dealing with rugged or broken debris such as glass, metals, wood, or masonry, wear hardy gloves that can protect against cuts and punctures. Leather or Kevlar are both good choices.
- If you grow your own produce, be sure to thoroughly wash it before you use them in your kitchen so that it isn’t covered in ash.
- Do not use leaf blowers or other tools that can stir up clouds of ash. Vacuum cleaners, unless they are HEPA-filter machines, will also have this problem.
- Gentle sweeping and wet mopping is the best way to clean up ash.
San Bernardino County Fire Cleanup
Professional fire cleanup and debris management is just one of the many services Nancie Brown & Associates can offer. Property owners have trusted us to return their homes to habitable condition for over 30 years. Ask our clients why they recommend us and they’ll agree: Nancie Brown offers a safe, discreet, thorough, and professional service. Southern California experiences forest fires every year, and fire departments across the region agree that every home should have a wildfire contingency plan for when the evacuation orders hit your neighborhood. Make Nancie Brown & Associates a part of yours. We’re the residential cleaning experts San Bernardino County can rely on. Contact us today to learn how we can help you recover your home.