Consequences of Soot and Smoke Damage
Your Smoke Damage and Soot Action Plan
It’s critical to have knowledgeable technicians equipped with gloves, protective clothing, and a gas mask to remove smoke and soot from your home. However, any property owner can help start the restoration process by taking these actions:
- Clean your carpet twice (before and after restoration)
- Set up as many fans as possible
- Dispose of foods that aren’t in airtight containers
- Clean appliances with a good disinfectant
- Prepare to replace all air filters (including the air conditioner)
What Kind of Smoke?
There are multiple types of smoke and soot that a fire produces, and they all impact your property in different ways. These types of smoke and soot include:
Wet smoke is the most challenging type of smoke damage to remove. It’s gummy, sticky, and smears easily. It’s caused by a slow-burning, low heat fire and has a strong, lingering odor.
Fuel Oil Soot
This type of smoke damage is caused by furnace puff backs.
Protein smoke has a pungent odor and usually discolors paint and varnished structures.
Other types of smoke that tend to linger are fingerprint powder, tear gas, and fire extinguisher residue.
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When a fire happens in your home or workspace, it’s critical to return the space to a clean and safe environment. Soot and smoke linger long after a fire is put out and embed toxic chemicals in furniture, walls, and carpeting. Contact ProKleen today to start restoring your space from the aftermath of a fire.
Smoke Damage and Odor Removal
- Remove harsh chemicals from smoke embedded in walls, furniture, drapes, and other porous materials
- We provide soot cleanup, duct cleanup, and odor removal
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Nothing beats returning to a home where you feel safe and comfortable. When it’s time for some thorough cleaning services or you need emergency restoration, we want to help. Contact us today to set up an appointment or learn more about our services!