When a fire leaves a property structure in a devastation condition, many owners mistakenly believe that the flames have caused the majority of the damage. But in fact, the byproducts created in the process are the real culprits. And the scariest part is that the damage will continue to spread until cleanup services arrive.
RestorationMaster is available to provide emergency smoke and soot removal in the Longview, WA area for both residential and commercial properties. Using commercial products and equipment, we will reverse the effects of the damage, wiping away that thick, oily residue and returning the building materials to their original conditions.
The Occurrence of Smoke and Soot Damage
After calling the fire department to extinguish the flames, it is essential to call for emergency cleanup services. This is because the smoke and soot will become absorbed within all surrounding surfaces. The smell can also seep through walls, causing damage to rooms in which the fire didn’t even occur. But the materials at the highest risk for damage include: fabrics, drywall, ceiling, floors, wood, and other porous surfaces.
But before the flames are put out, smoke can also burn in the fire, a process known as chemical pitting, burning, or etching. When this occurs, there is a higher risk for permanent damage within the materials because the byproducts are especially potent. But this headache doesn’t include the strength of the odor left behind, especially when the flames have recently been extinguished.
Smoke and Soot Cleanup Process
RestorationMaster is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to all fire, smoke, and soot damage emergencies. Because all affected surfaces may sustain permanent damage if left untreated for too long, we will arrive within 2 hours of your initial call to start the cleanup process.
Using commercial cleaning products to remove that thick, oily soot residue, RestorationMaster will have all surfaces returned to their original conditions in a timely manner. We are also able to provide reconstruction and repairs to structural damage as well as remove potent smoke odors that were caused during the fire.
Our smoke and soot removal process consists of all of the following:
- Immediate stabilization through board ups and tarping
- Pre-cleaning surfaces at the highest risk of permanent damage
- Content cleaning and pack out (if necessary)
- Cleaning and restoring all damaged building materials
- Furniture and upholstery cleaning
- Deodorization and smoke odor removal using hydroxyl technology
- Working with insurance adjustor during claims process
As soon as RestorationMaster arrives, it is our responsibility to ensure that the property is secure at all times. This includes professional board up services, emergency pre-cleaning, complete restoration of all damaged surfaces, content cleaning and pack outs, smoke odor removal, and finally working with your insurance company during the claims process. As it is our goal to provide you with peace of mind during a stressful situation, we will work efficiently and effectively to restore a safe and clean environment within your home or building.
RestorationMaster is available 24/7 in the Longview, WA area to provide emergency smoke and soot removal services.