Smoke damage and soot damage are often highly destructive to property and structures if not properly cleaned in a timely manner. Smoke and soot residue can settle on surfaces throughout the property and will begin to permanently stain within hours.
Prolonged exposure increases the chances of more severe damage. Metals can rust or corrode, wooden furniture, flooring, and cabinets may need to be refinished, and structures and materials will begin to deteriorate. In severe cases, replacement may be the only option. Restoration costs may escalate dramatically if there is a significant delay in clean up and restoration.
No matter how big or small, a fire is a very stressful event. The most common sources of smoke and soot damage are small kitchen fires and incidents with unexpected or uncontrollable fires in fireplaces. While these small fires may not leave significant fire damage or water damage, they do pose a risk to the contents of your home or office because of the soot produced during the fire.
Powdery soot particles are very fine, allowing them to spread throughout the area and cling to almost any surface, including walls, ceilings, and your possessions. Due to the acidic nature of soot, it can quickly stain porous materials like flooring, walls, ceilings, and furniture. It can also damage paintings, photographs, antiques, and even electronics. Our trained professionals are prepared to access the situation quickly in order to limit the chance of lasting damage to your home or business.
Our smoke damage and soot damage restoration professionals are trained in the proper cleaning procedures to product your belongings and restore your home or business. The restoration process typically begins with ventilating and filtering the air to prevent additional exposure to smoke and soot residue. The entire area is then cleaned from the top down to remove the soot. Fabric and other fibrous materials may be vacuumed or laundered.
Depending on the severity of the damage, wooden cabinets and furniture may require refinishing. Walls and ceilings will likely need to be repainted after they are thoroughly cleaned. Exposed metals will likely need to be cleaned or even replaced in some rare cases. While our trained specialists do their best to restore everything, there are times when items need to be discarded.
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The technician did work for my sister, and they were very helpful. She had a fire loss and they were out to her home the very next day. The technician and his employees were on time each day, very courteous and helpful in a time of need. I highly recommend!