Fires can be particularly destructive in their own right, but so too can the resulting smoke and soot. In fact, it is the latter that typically causes the most damage. This may sound counterintuitive, but the main factors at play are the airborne nature of the elements in question, and the extensive damage they can cause to sensitive materials in your home or office space.
At ServiceMaster by Mason, we specifically target smoke, soot, and similar results of fires to prevent additional damage, and return your property in Providence, RI, to normal.
While smoke and soot are the most easily recognizable results of a fire, there are other corrosive byproducts to be wary of. When certain synthetic materials in buildings are burned, they release dangerous chemicals that combine with standard smoke and soot to cause damage. Once in the air, these byproducts spread to areas of your property that were seemingly unaffected by the fire. If this situation is not tackled swiftly, then permanent damage can result.
How the Damage is Done
As smoke travels and soot settles, extensive and permanent damage can occur to your building and belongings. Understanding the process by which this happens goes a long way in learning how to treat it.
When it comes to smoke, your primary concern should be porous materials (this could include drywall and paint, or even fabrics in your furniture). These porous materials can absorb smoke to cause a variety of problems. Odors are obvious, but physical damage can take place, as well.
The consequences of soot damage tend to be more visual than those of smoke. This is because soot can lead to tarnishing and etching of unprotected surfaces. Additionally, there are a variety of materials commonly found within residential and commercial buildings that can sustain further damage if cleaned improperly.
Smoke and Soot Damage Restoration
At ServiceMaster by Mason, we utilize state-of-the-art smoke and soot removal equipment and methodologies to fully restore your property. Our highly trained technicians understand the nature of the dangerous elements at play and will eliminate them using proper techniques and chemical applications where appropriate (this depends on the materials found in your building). Once this is done, we will fully restore damaged surfaces and belongings.
Below is what you can expect as we completely restore your property:
- 24/7 availability to reduce the extent of the damage
- Pre-cleaning of sensitive areas to prevent permanent damage
- Tarping and stabilization services to ensure a safe working environment
- Content cleaning and pack-out services to repair your belongings
- Restoration of affected areas
- Utilization of specialized equipment to clean and restore upholstery and fabrics
- Complete odor removal services (through hydroxyl and ozone treatments)
ServiceMaster by Mason is a leading provider of smoke and soot removal services and is available at (401) 622-4156 in Providence, RI.