If there is a fire within a home or building, most of the damage is not usually caused by the fire itself, but by the smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts the fire creates. These byproducts are created by the incomplete burning of materials during a fire, and they can linger long after a fire, causing damage and spreading into areas the fire didn’t reach. It is also possible for smoke and soot to be a problem without a fire as burning candles and burnt food can cause smoke. Smoke and soot can tarnish and etch affected surfaces and materials and this damage will become permanent without specialized cleaning.
Coventry Services provides smoke and soot damage restoration and cleanup in Chantilly, VA. Our technicians use specialized cleaning products and methods to clean and restore materials affected by smoke and soot damage. We also remove lingering smoke odors with our advanced deodorization process.
Damage Caused by Smoke and Soot
In many cases, smoke and soot cause more extensive and widespread damage than the fire. This is because putting out the fire does not eliminate the smoke and soot and they will keep spreading through the property until the restoration begins. This is why it is important to call a restoration professional once the fire is out so the damage from smoke and soot can be contained.
The partial combustion of materials caused by fire is what creates corrosive byproducts like soot and oily residues. Soot consists of microscopic materials that travel through the air and settle throughout the property. It not only causes tarnishing and etching to the affected surfaces and materials, but it is also dangerous for your health. It takes specialized cleaning to remove soot and prevent permanent damage. You should always leave soot cleaning to the professionals because attempting to clean it improperly will likely make the damage worse.
The other problem caused by smoke is the pungent odor it leaves behind. Smoke odors are so persistent because the odor particles get trapped in porous building materials and furnishings. The odor can only be removed with advanced deodorization methods that extract and neutralize the odor particles. Using air fresheners will only mask the smell, not remove it.
Smoke and Soot Cleaning
Our technicians use powerful cleaners to restore surfaces and materials damaged by smoke and soot. We will start pre-cleaning the affected materials right when we arrive to help prevent permanent damage. Any lingering smoke odors will also be removed using advanced deodorization methods. Our technicians can clean and restore affected personal items and if necessary, we can pack-out your items and take them to our facility for cleaning and storage.
Our smoke and soot cleaning services include the following steps:
- Soot damage pre-cleaning
- Stabilization and tarping when needed
- Cleaning and restoration of damaged fabrics and upholstery
- Content cleaning and pack-out
Contact Coventry Services for Smoke Cleanup
If smoke and soot has caused damage within your home or building, it is best to reach out to professionals to handle the cleaning and deodorization. Our technicians are equipped with the right equipment and cleaning products to fully restore damage from smoke and soot.
You can call Coventry Services at 703-782-5667 for smoke and soot damage cleaning in Chantilly, VA.