Fire Smoke and Soot Clean Up
If your home or business recently suffered from a fire and you are worried about inhaling any of the damage left behind, don’t wait any longer. Trained fire damage professionals can evaluate the building and determine proper methods of removing fire smoke and soot from your property.
Our fire restoration team at WaterPro Restoration is quick and proficient in property restoration to ensure that you, and your loved ones or employees feel safe. Most areas of the building may look undamaged by fire or smoke, but our professionals know how to thoroughly search for fire damage that does not present itself.
What Are Signs of Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage?
If damage, residue and odor is heavy throughout the building, then a professional restoration service should be contacted right away. Damage that continues to sit untouched can lead to an extensive cleanup, the longer you wait the more the building and its contents will suffer.
Fire damage to furniture, walls, ceilings and other contents are mostly visible with black or brown discoloration and should be inspected professionally to evaluate its condition.
Smoke burns slowly and generates a strong odor that penetrates into furniture, walls and other materials. Smoke can also make its way to water pipes and compromise the building’s plumbing system if left unrestored.
Soot is the first thing to be removed before deodorizing carpets, curtains and furniture. Soot usually stains and is oily to the touch. Types of soot include:
- Wet smoke residue
- Dry smoke residue
- Protein residue
- Fuel oil soot
Avoid Hazardous Health Defects by Cleaning Up Early
After emergency responders have left there are many toxins and chemicals that are left behind for you and your loved ones to deal with. Don’t allow anyone back into the building until the property has been serviced and restored.
According to WebMD, smoke inhalation damages the body by asphyxiation (lack of oxygen), chemical irritation, chemical asphyxiation or a combination. There are a number of symptoms that develop from breathing in smoke or soot, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Hoarse or noisy breathing
- Eye irritation
Someone dealing with inhalation issues should seek medical help if these symptoms persist after being exposed to fire, smoke, or soot.
Have Water Pro Restoration Treat Your Property
Do not attempt to clean or wipe walls or ceilings after emergency vehicles cleared the building. Attempting cleanup may cause damage to settle in and you may not properly treat all areas that were affected from the blaze.
Water Pro Restoration professionally preserves salvageable materials, cleans the property, eliminates smoke and soot, and safely restores your building to a comfortable environment. Call our operators and get a free quote to treat fire damage and quickly restore your property today.