When you think of fire damage, you probably focus harm from the flames. However, the flames are only one element of fire damage and not the most sinister. Fires also bring with them soot damage which causes secondary damage, even after the flames are abated.
Thankfully, ServiceMaster by ARTec is here to help residents of King of Prussia, PA, with soot damage cleanup! We have the tools, training, and expertise to effectively restore your home to its pre-loss condition.
Today, we’re going to take a closer look at this sinister after effect and how we tackle soot damage cleanup!
What is Soot Damage?
Soot is the black powdery substance left behind after a fire. Made up of carbon particles caused by incomplete combustion, it can quickly cover your home and even make its way into areas that were otherwise unaffected by the fire.
Soot comes in different forms, depending on what was burned during the fire. Not only does soot look awful, but as a corrosive material, it can eat away at whatever surface it lands on. This is called secondary damage. If not treated quickly, the damage can become permanent.
What Should You Do if You Find Soot Damage?
If your home has been affected by soot damage, whatever you do, don’t touch anything. Touching soot can transfer it to other surfaces and the oils in your skin interact with the soot, causing the damage to become permanent.
If you are around soot damage, make sure to wear protective gear such as goggles, gloves, and masks. Soot can cause respiratory problems and irritate your eyes.
Finally, if there is soot damage in your home, call the soot damage cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster by ARTec immediately.
Tackling Soot Damage Cleanup
The tricky thing about soot damage cleanup is that doing it wrong can cause permanent damage. The way we treat soot damage all depends on what type of soot is present. Depending on whether organic or inorganic materials were burned during the fire and whether the fire was high or low oxygen, there could be dry or oily soot in your home. It’s important for our soot damage cleanup technicians to carefully examine the scene of the fire to determine what materials were burned and what type of soot is present.
Once we’ve determined the type of soot damage, we get to work. We will remove soot from your walls, ceilings, surfaces, belongings, and HVAC system.
24/7/365 Soot Damage Cleanup Help
We know that fires don’t happen on your schedule. That’s why we’re available 24/7/365 to help King of Prussia, PA, homeowners recover after disaster strikes. The key to effective fire and soot damage cleanup is quick response, so if your home has suffered fire damage, contact us for immediate assistance at (610) 626-9002!