In the event of a property fire, permanent damage can occur quickly if treatment is not applied right away. While the majority of damage can be taken on by the building materials of a home or building, the content can be affected as well. As house fires will first sustain damage by the flames, the smoke and soot produced afterwards will actually cause the majority of the damage. As the fire burns, the smoke can too, known as pitting, etching, or chemical burning. When coming into direct contact with your building materials and content, they can also incur permanent damage. This ultimately makes smoke and soot damage restoration very important while immediately treating your property to prevent it from spreading.
ServiceMaster EMT is available 24/7 in the Vancouver, OR area to not only restore the damage but contain it to the affected areas to protect the surfaces that have not been damaged by the fire. We also work with insurance companies to allow the claims process to run smoother for you.
Damage Caused by the Smoke and Soot After the Fire
As the smoke is produced by the flames, they are left to cause severe damage to the remains of your property and contents. If there is any hesitation in calling the restoration services, the property can sustain permanent damage from the smoke and soot.
In addition, porous materials, such as: wood, paint, drywall, and fabrics will absorb the corrosive byproducts quickly, compromising their structure. Finally, when the smoke and soot is absorbed by these materials, they may feel oily, sticky, and corrosive to the touch. This is why emergency treatment is crucial in removing these byproducts from the materials so they do not become unsalvageable.
Professional Smoke and Soot Cleaning
In addition to restoring the damage, ServiceMaster EMT will arrive on-site immediately to not only restore the damage, but to prevent it from spreading. Our technicians undergo advanced training to use the latest products and restoration trends in the industry to repair the damage both effectively and efficiently.
They also have years of experience in safely restoring the damage from a number of properties, both commercial and residential. Finally, with our services, you will be guaranteed a quality cleanup from soot and smoke that will give you some peace of mind that you need most.
Our soot and smoke damage repair services cover all of the following:
- Pre-cleaning and treatment (to prevent the damage from spreading)
- Tarping and stabilization of the property
- Content cleaning and pack-out services (if necessary)
- Cleaning and restoration of the damaged materials
- Cleaning and restoration of upholstery, furniture, and other fabrics
- Odor Removal (application of ozone and hydroxyl)
Content Cleaning and Pack-Outs
As ServiceMaster EMT is dedicated to excellence and providing ongoing quality from our services, we will work with you throughout the entire restoration process, providing you with some peace of mind in each step. We will do this by first assessing the damage upon arrival and create a custom plan that is guaranteed to restore your property most effectively. Our technicians will also clean your content in addition to restoring your building structure.
However, if the condition of your property does not allow for the effective restoration of your belongings, we will provide pack out services to have the restored at our facility. Finally, with our professional services, your satisfaction will be guaranteed after a quality cleanup job in a timely manner.
If you or a loved one has incurred significant damage from a fire or the property has sustained severe damage from smoke and soot, immediately beginning the restoration process is crucial. ServiceMaster EMT is available 24/7 at (702) 786-1999 to provide emergency smoke and soot damage cleanup services in Lake Havasu City, AZ and the surrounding communities.