When a fire occurs, the flames cause the initial damage as they burn through items and materials in their path. However, the damage does not stop when the fire is out because the smoke and soot that remain after the fire causes further damage. Fires create smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts when materials are partially burned. These corrosive byproducts will last after the fire is out and they can cause etching and tarnishing to affected materials. If porous materials, wood and other at-risk items are not restored right away, the damage caused by smoke and soot can become permanent.
At ServiceMaster by Mason, we provide smoke and soot damage restoration and cleaning in Norwich, CT to restore materials affected by these corrosive byproducts. Our technicians use advanced chemical cleaners, chem sponges and processes to effectively treat damaged furnishings and belongings and restore them to their original condition.
Damage Caused by Smoke and Soot
What many people do not realize about fires is that the smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts that hang around after the fire is out often cause more damage than the fire itself. This is because these corrosive byproducts will continue to spread and settle throughout the property, including areas that the fire itself did not touch. It is important to start the cleaning and restoration immediately after a fire is put out to help limit the damage from smoke and soot, as smoke can discolor walls in just a few minutes and turn appliances yellow within an hour.
Soot and oily residues are created when burnt materials are partially combusted. The tiny soot particles will settle on various surfaces and objects, causing discoloration and etching. Many materials that are damaged by soot are vulnerable to permanent damage unless they are treated with specialized cleaning processes. You should never try to clean soot damaged surfaces and materials yourself because improper cleaning methods will make the damage worse.
When personal belongings are damaged by smoke and soot, ServiceMaster By Mason has the tools to get them clean! Our Ultrasonic Machine effectively loosens soil, debris & smoke, using different commercial-grade cleaning products for each type of item, and the same technology used by jewelers, to get items clean in just a few minutes. This technology and machine is the perfect solution for smoke or biohazard damaged household items, including vases, jewelry, china, porcelain statues or collectibles, picture frames & more. Once finished, our Technicians provide a manual wipe-down to prepare belongings to be returned, looking like new!
The smoke leftover after fire damage can also cause damage as it can leave behind oily residue and strong odors. Smoke odors are persistent because the odor particles get trapped in porous building materials, carpets, furnishings, and air spaces. The only way to remove smoke odors is to extract the odor particles from the affected areas and materials. It takes professional equipment and deodorization methods to accomplish this.
Smoke and Soot Cleaning in Norwich, CT
Our technicians have the proper equipment and powerful cleaning products to effectively clean and restore items and materials damaged by smoke and soot, even after grease and cooking fires that can create, thick and toxic smoke. We will immediately begin pre-cleaning affected areas to help prevent permanent damage and we can remove smoke odors using advanced deodorization methods and equipment. Many of your damaged items can be cleaned and restored within your property. We also provide pack-out services to move and clean your items at our secure facility and store them until your property is fully cleaned and prepared to have them returned.
Our smoke and soot removal services consist of the following:
- Pre-cleaning of soot damaged surfaces and materials
- Stabilization and tarping if necessary
- Cleaning and restoration of affected upholstery and fabrics
- Demolition and removal of damaged materials and items
- Content cleaning and pack-outs
- Odor removal
Contact ServiceMaster by Mason 24/7
If your home or business has been affected by a fire, then there has likely also been damage from smoke and soot. It is important to reach out to our professionals as soon as possible to clean up the soot and prevent permanent damage.
We are available 24 hours a day at (860) 455-4969 for soot and smoke cleaning services in Norwich, CT.
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