When a fire occurs, there are many elements of the fire that can cause damage including the flames, smoke, and soot. While the flames can cause very serious damage, the smoke and soot are usually responsible for a higher volume of damage. Smoke and soot are corrosive byproducts of a fire that will continue to spread and settle throughout the property after the fire is out. Soot and oily smoke residue will cause damage to affected surfaces including discoloration and etching, and odors from the smoke can get absorbed into porous materials. There doesn’t even have to be a fire for there to be smoke and soot damage as cooking, candles, and smoking can also result in this type of damage.
Building materials and objects that are damaged by smoke and soot need to be restored immediately or they may experience permanent damage. ServiceMaster SDC provides smoke damage and odor removal services in Superior, WI to help salvage items and materials affected by smoke and soot. We use advanced cleaning products and methods to remove soot damage and we can eliminate smoke odors with proven technologies.
Damage from Smoke and Soot
The byproducts that are left after a fire is extinguished, including the smoke, smoke residue, and soot, are corrosive and acidic and they can cause severe damage to affected surfaces and objects. Oily residue from the smoke and soot will keep spreading when the fire is out, and they will cause discoloration and etching to the affected surfaces. Our technicians use powerful cleaning agents to remove soot and oily residue from affected materials and restore them to their original condition. It is very important for this type of restoration to occur immediately or the affected materials can become permanently damaged.
Smoke Odor Removal
Not all of the damage caused by smoke is visible as it can leave a strong, unpleasant odor behind that is very difficult to get rid of. Porous materials like wood, drywall, and fabrics can absorb the smoke odors which causes them to stick around and the odors can also continue to linger in the air space. We can effectively remove odors from the air space and extract the odor from affected materials using advanced odor removal methods and technology including thermal fogging and hydroxyl deodorization. You can expect the following steps for smoke odor removal:
- Treatment of the odor source
- Odor removal from affected materials
- Air space treatment and washing
- Porous surface sealing
Smoke and soot can be very damaging to your property, especially after a fire. Make sure you contact ServiceMaster SDC as soon as possible to restore objects and materials that have been affected by smoke and soot or smoke odors. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (218) 461-4434 to clean up the effects of smoke and soot in Superior, WI.
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