Soot and Smoke Damage
Fire Damage Restoration
To take a sideways look at an old saying, where there’s fire damage, there’s smoke damage, but at the same time smoke can leave an awful lot of damage even when there’s no actual fire. Providentially, ServiceMaster of the Upstate is fully equipped to handle all elements of smoke damage clean-up, including soot removal, thorough cleaning, decontamination, and odor removal.
With walls and ceilings, redecoration may be more cost-effective than extensive smoke damage cleaning. For this process, we wash down the surfaces and seal them, to seal in stains and smells, and then redecorate.
Regarding items such as carpets, curtains, and clothing, we will clean and decontaminate them on- or off-site, as appropriate, and can also store them until you’re ready to put them back into place.
If your business or home has fallen victim to fire, then your premises will undoubtedly have smoke damage that requires professional smoke cleaning services. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call in the event of an emergency. Any property and its contents that have been damaged by fire and smoke will be subject to toxins that need cleaning not just for cosmetic reasons, but for health reasons too, as smoke particles contain many chemicals that could cause lung irritation or worse.
When recovering from a fire, you are left with soot and smoke damage, which will leave a lingering burnt smell that needs cleaning and removing by professionals. . Due to the unpredictable nature of soot and smoke damage, use different methods to completely eradicate the smell, including air blasting, pressure washing, steam cleaning, and dry soot sponging. To eliminate the smoke odor we carry out a thermal fogging treatment to the affected rooms, which acts to bind to the smoke particles and render them odorless.
We also work closely with insurance companies so you can rest assured knowing you’re in the safest hands, plus, we’ll work quickly and efficiently to get you back on your feet.
Potential Risks to Your Home From Smoke After a Fire
It is highly recommended that smoke or soot damage should be cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent secondary damage to your property. Smoke particles left on surfaces will react with the environment, especially where water moisture is present in the air, and become acidic.
The acidic by-product will etch and ‘eat’ into a wide range of surfaces increasing the chance of a lingering odor even after a redecoration. In addition, as unprotected wood surfaces expand and contract, smoke or soot is present for a longer period of time. This will work its way into the wood, increasing the cost of sanding down and redecoration if not cleaned effectively.
Soot damage can also have serious adverse effects on any textile materials that are left untreated and cleaned, increasing the chance that they will become unsalvageable.
Our fully-qualified technicians have years of experience and use only state-of-the-art equipment to carry out a full restoration process, including odor removal, to restore your belongings and make your property safe again.
Why Choose ServiceMaster of the Upstate?
We only use the best available cleaning and decontamination methods, tools, and materials on the market today. Among our various services, we will:
ServiceMaster of the Upstate is open seven days a week, and we provide 24/7 emergency services. Do not hesitate to call us if you need assistance. If you are in need of immediate services due to soot and smoke damage, please call our emergency line at (864) 310-7891, and we will be available to you as soon as possible. We are dedicated to our customers and our community, and we will do everything in our power to restore your home to pre-damage condition.