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Smoke and soot restoration – what you need to know

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What steps does smoke and soot restoration include?

There aren’t many experiences more devastating than smoke and soot restoration situations.

These can affect your home and are as terrifying and destructive as a fire.

Flames have the power to destroy your possessions, but also damage your home’s structural integrity.

Once the fire is put out it’s time to start the recovery process.

It’s best that you don’t attempt this on your own, using DIY methods you can find online.

Instead, you should contact a professional smoke and sooth restoration company.

Ours uses professional tools, equipment, knowledge and chemicals to get the job done.

After a fire is put out, there will be an intense smell of smoke in your home.

Soot will find its way in every corner of the house.

Without smoke and soot restoration, you’re looking at continuous ongoing issues.

This will be the case even if the fire affected your home or commercial building.

The speed at which smoke and soot can cause damage is extreme.

Smoke can turn your walls yellow within days.

Soot can corrode and damage your electrical equipment.

It can do this even if they haven’t been damaged or affected by the recent fire.

What should you do before smoke and soot restoration process?

After the fire department has extinguished the flames we will be there to take care of everything else.

We highly recommend that you go through all your belongings, see what you can salvage.

Once the fire damage restoration company arrives, you can ask them to evaluate what items are salvageable.

Remember, sometimes replacing something is much cheaper than trying to fix/repair it.

Once you’re done with the decluttering, our team will be there for you at your service.

The team of experienced smoke and soot restoration specialists will go through each room to assess.

Then they will determine the extent of the smoke damage and to devise a plan how to repair it.

Smoke and soot damage are quite easy to see, but the untrained eye won’t be able to see everything.

People can be quite surprised how far and deep can smoke and soot damage go.

The important thing about smoke and soot restoration is to understand the facts that are involved.

Professional restoration services are experts in this and they have extensive experience in this area.

Naturally, not everything affected by fire, smoke and soot can be recovered or restored.

Or they can, but the costs are just too high. Mold issues and removal can also be required sometimes.

This will be made clear to both you and the insurance adjuster when they conduct their own investigation.

Soot damage

The first step in smoke and soot restoration is the removal of soot from the affected areas.

This includes all floors and other affected areas.

Team of experts at ASAP Restoration will use special protective gear and vacuums that will clean up all the loose soot.

Protective gear is necessary because sooth can be quite dangerous for your lungs.

This is why soot removal should be done by a professional team, because you need to remove all of it.

It’s a process that takes time. This process also helps to prevent mold issues.

It cannot be rushed and it’s important that soot isn’t spread further while it’s being vacuumed.

Our team of experts will also inspect all the walls in your home.

We will find all the soot particles and if necessary, they will be vacuumed as well.

Soot that remains after the vacuuming can cause real problems during the next phase.

In this cleaning phase it’s important that you get rid of soot completely.

Smoke damage

The second stage in the smoke and soot restoration process is simple.

It begins by removing the smoke damage from the windows, walls, ceiling.

This is done through dry cleaning or with the help of a chemical sponge.

This is gentle and detailed work that can only be done on dry surfaces.

When the restoration team is done with the dry phase, the wet cleaning will commence.

This involves using special cleaning solutions.

The next step is to perform a degreasing and scrubbing of the affected surface.

Some and soot restoration crew will use special solutions and chemicals.

These will help to remove oil-soluble smoke and soot particles.

These solutions will also help to prevent mold infestations too.

Once that is done and dry, the areas will finally be rinsed using hot water.

This should remove any remaining smoke and soot particles.

It will also as well as the chemicals that were used in the cleaning process

Why should you use professional smoke and soot restoration services?

When your home or commercial building gets affected by fire damage, we’re here for you.

It’s important that you trust the cleaning process to an experienced and reputable restoration company.

Fire and smoke can still cause damage to your belongings, even if the fire is put out.

So, for successful smoke and soot restoration, a professional approach is needed.

Experts will remove all the smoke and soot damage is required.

This way, you can rest assure that everything is thoroughly cleaned.

With everything restored and you can know that your home is safe for use once again.

If your home or office has already been damaged by soot, call our team with ASAP Restoration today!

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