There is no doubt that fires cause serious, widespread damage, but what many do not realize is that the smoke and soot often cause more extensive damage than the flames themselves. Smoke and soot are corrosive byproducts of a fire that are created when materials are burned. When a fire is extinguished, the smoke and soot will remain and continue to spread and cause damage. Surfaces and materials affected by smoke and soot may experience tarnishing and etching and this damage may become permanent if the affected materials are not properly restored right away.
At AfterCare Restoration, we provide smoke and soot damage restoration in Ancient Oaks, PA to clean and restore objects and materials damaged by smoke and soot. We use specialized cleaning products and methods to reverse the effects of smoke and soot and we can also remove smoke odors using advanced deodorization methods and equipment.
The reason smoke and soot often cause more damage than the flames of a fire is because these byproducts are still present after a fire is put out. There doesn’t even need to be an actual fire for smoke and soot to be a problem in homes and buildings. If damage from smoke and soot occurs on your property, make sure you call our professionals right away for proper cleaning to prevent the damage from getting worse.
Soot is the byproduct of partially combusted materials. Soot particles are very small, and they can cause discoloration and etching when they settle on objects and surfaces. Materials affected by soot must be cleaned with specialized cleaning products and processes. You should never attempt to clean soot damage yourself because improper cleaning methods make the damage worse, and you should also avoid touching soot damaged surfaces because the oils in your hand will worsen the damage.
Smoke causes multiple problems after a fire as it can leave an oily residue and smoke odors are persistent and difficult to eliminate. Smoke odors linger because the odor particles will get absorbed into carpeting, furnishings, air spaces, and porous building materials. Covering up the odor won’t help as the odor particles need to be extracted to effectively remove the odor. Smoke odors are best removed using professional equipment and methods that neutralize and extract the odor particles.
Smoke Odor and Soot Removal
Our technicians at AfterCare Restoration can restore the effects of smoke and soot using advanced cleaning products, methods, and equipment. We start by pre-cleaning surfaces and objects affected by soot to prevent permanent damage and assessing the extent of the damage to form an effective restoration plan. We can handle the soot removal and cleaning as well as odor removal using the best methods and equipment available. For personal items that are affected by smoke and soot, we can take them to our facility for restoration and return them back to you.
Our soot and odor removal services include the following:
- Smoke and soot pre-cleaning
- Cleaning and restoration of fabrics and upholstery
- Content cleaning and pack-out for damaged items
- Deodorization to remove smoke odors
If your home or building is damaged by smoke and soot whether from a fire or other incident, make sure you call our professionals at AfterCare Restoration immediately to contain and restore the damage. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (215) 795-5939 for smoke and soot removal in Ancient Oaks, PA.