What is Smoke and Soot Damage?
Smoke and soot damage can be one of the most invasive and destructive aspects when experiencing a fire or puffback. Smoke and soot particles can travel throughout the property, settling into every nook and cranny. This can result in significant odor damage and potential corrosion to personal property such as furniture, electronics, and clothing, as well as damage to the actual building structure itself.
Odors Caused by Smoke Damage
Smoke damage can leave property owners with more than just physical property damage. The chemical compounds and soot in smoke can lead to an unpleasant odor that lingers long after the property has been put back together. This odor is caused by the combination of smoke particles settling into every nook and cranny of a property, causing corrosion on furniture, walls, ceilings and other property items as well as electronic devices and appliances throughout the property. In order to get rid of this smell, it is important to invest in professional restoration services that can help mitigate its effects.
The Cleaning and Remediation Process
After property fires or puffbacks, it is imperative to take immediate steps to salvage any contents and begin the cleaning process to minimize residual building damage as well. In some cases, salvageable contents will need to be packed out and moved to one of our local facilities where they will be inventoried, thoroughly cleaned utilizing our advanced ultrasonic technology and stored until all work is completed.
24 Can Help
24’s highly trained team is here 24/7 to assist you in the event of a fire or puffback loss. From minor smoke or soot damage to an extensive fire, we will work closely with you and your insurance provider each step of the way to restore your property and contents to its pre-loss condition.
24 Restore is the preferred restoration services partner of commercial & residential property owners across New England. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or just simply need help implementing a sound Disaster Response Plan, we’re available to help. Contact 24 anytime, day or night for assistance.