If you smell smoke or see soot coming from your property, it has likely experienced fire damage. Smoke and soot are just some of the many causes of your home or business being unsafe to live or work in. This can lead to corrosion and overall deterioration which will increase the cost of fixes significantly.
Have an effective smoke damage cleanup & soot removal operation started on the property to protect its recovery?
We have the expertise and equipment needed to help put your life back together after damages.
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You can trust Reliable Water Restoration for smoke & soot removal services. We offer very experienced service members and top-quality methods, allowing you to focus on other parts of your life.
Dealing With Smoke Damage
If smoke from a fire seeps through your home, the soot from the flame can still be seen on walls days after, even if they weren’t directly affected by the fire.
If your property is affected by a large fire, it’s important that you don’t try to do repairs yourself. Call on Reliable Water Restoration, who are professional restoration experts for this type of event. If the smoke damage isn’t fully repaired, it will continue to cause problems in the future.
Reliable Water Restoration will start by removing everything that’s been affected by the fire in your home. They create a plan for everything in order to mitigate smoke damage.
Let’s take a look at the different ways we can restore what was lost. Some materials can be restored more easily than others, so it will depend on the type of material and how much value it holds.
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Items that we deem priceless, such as an heirloom that can’t be replaced, will go through a thorough and careful restoration process. Other items which can easily be replaced may only need to undergo a basic cleaning/dusting.
How To Get Rid Of The Smoke Smell
A smoke smell removal process depends entirely on the material. Smoke damage can permeate the surface of porous materials and go very deep. For example:
- Walls and Ceilings – Fires can damage the paint on your walls, causing them to blister. Brushing and sanding back the paint until all of the damaged area is removed is necessary before reinstating it with new paint.
- Unfinished Wood – There is a lower success rate for unfinished wooden items. One option to eliminate the odor would be to apply additional layers of sealant onto the wood, although this might not work in all cases.
- Finished Wood – Once smoke damage has passed through it, wood can be stripped, sanded and refinished to restore it to its former glory.
- Furniture – As furniture is usually made of fabric, it’s likely to soak in a lot of the smoke and cause a strong smell. This will require professional cleaning or, if it doesn’t hold great value, replacement.
- Carpets – The same applies to carpets. Odors will become embedded in the carpeting in one spot and can permeate throughout your property. You’ll need to clean rooms that aren’t even close to the initial source of the smell. It’s important to routinely clean, but be sure to use products that are safe for your particular rug. If this doesn’t work, you may consider getting a new one.
The fire remediation process can be time-consuming and difficult but is an important one. For these services, you’ll want a team of professionals such as Reliable Water Restoration.
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