What is smoke damage?
Soot and Charring. Smoke damage causes black marks and discoloration to your walls and ceiling. Soot is the residue left by smoke. Charring is the actual burning of the paint. You should first assess the extent of the damage and determine whether cleaning is a reasonable option.
Fire Damage and Smoke Mitigation Services:
You may be anxious to clean your home after a fire, but unless you take the time to get professional advice, you may be wasting your efforts or creating further damage. Contact your insurance agency immediately once the fire is out. Then call your local professionals to estimate damages.
ACS Restore knows during a fire, smoke can permeate walls and other surfaces. Smoke can drift through household air ducts, and can become trapped inside. If not professionally removed, smoke odor can reoccur after cleaning. Soot is oily and can easily stain carpet, draperies and other household textiles. For this reason removal is necessary before you attempt to clean or deodorize items. After cleaning smoke odor can remain in clothing, upholstered furniture, carpets and draperies unless they are properly deodorized before cleaning. Fire, smoke, and soot can cause corrosive etching within 72 hours. Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures will need to be promptly cleaned. ACS Restore is here to evaluate and help you take care of these jobs properly.