When a fire occurs, the damage caused by the flames is always the most apparent, but the byproducts of the fire including smoke and soot can discreetly cause more extensive damage. The heat from the fire creates smoke, soot, and oily residues that are corrosive in nature and they linger after the fire has been extinguished. There doesn’t even have to be a fire for smoke and soot to cause damage in your home as cooking, candles, and furnace puffbacks can also release these corrosive byproducts into your home. Smoke, soot, and other byproducts can reach areas of your home that the fire did not touch and cause serious damage and discoloration to affected objects and materials. If this damage is not quickly cleaned and restored, the affected materials will sustain permanent damage.
At ServiceMaster of Baltimore, our professionals provide smoke and soot damage restoration services in Baltimore, MD to help cleanup the effects of these corrosive byproducts. Whether the smoke and soot are from a house fire, cooking accident, or furnace puffback, we will clean and restore the damaged materials with advanced cleaning products to help prevent permanent damage. Our technicians can also use advanced deodorization techniques to rid your property of smoke odors.
Smoke and Soot Damage
It may not seem like it, but smoke and soot are often the most damaging elements of a fire. Smoke, residue, and soot particles continue to spread and cause damage after a fire, settling on various objects and building materials throughout the property. Because of their acidic nature, these byproducts react negatively to the affected materials, causing etching and discoloration. It only takes about 72 hours for the materials affected to sustain permanent damage.
Our technicians at ServiceMaster of Baltimore use advanced cleaning products that can safely and effectively remove the effects of smoke and soot from a wide range of objects and materials. Our quick pre-cleaning process will help limit the damage and salvage the materials that have been affected.
One potential source of smoke and soot damage in your home is furnace puffbacks. A furnace puffback is a mini explosion within the HVAC system that occurs when there is a malfunction or an unsteady balance of fuel and oxygen. This explosion causes soot particles and a petroleum based oily residue to be released into your home, causing damage to the surrounding building materials and objects. It is very important to call a professional to clean up the results of a puffback and deal with the difficult and damaging residue.
We can help clean up the results of furnace puffbacks by removing the soot and oily residue from your home. Our cleaning products are strong enough to remove the petroleum-based byproducts and restore objects and materials affected by soot. Cleaning up the mess from a furnace puffback without the proper cleaning products can make the damage worse, which is why we recommend letting our professionals handle the task.
Smoke Odor Removal
The physical damage is not the only issue caused by smoke, it also leaves behind its odor. Porous materials like carpeting, clothing, wood, and drywall absorb smoke odors which causes them to remain in your home. We use advanced deodorization techniques to remove the smoke odor from the affected materials and clean the air spaces. These techniques will ensure that your home is free of smoke odors.
Smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts from a fire or a furnace puffback can cause extensive damage in your home. It is very important to contact our professionals at ServiceMaster of Baltimore for cleaning and restoration if you have smoke or soot damage from a fire or furnace puffback. Our professionals will effectively restore objects and materials affected by soot and remove the smoke odor if necessary. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (410) 690-7508 for smoke and soot damage restoration in Baltimore, MD.