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SERVPRO of South & East Stark County the Fire Restoration Company to Call

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage to an upstairs room in a home in Canton, Ohio.

After a fire to a property a restoration company comes in to clean the smoke and soot residue. After burning materials decompose, they release solid particles, gases and aerosols that become suspended in the air which is smoke. Smoke particles can be very small, and these extremely small particles are potentially very harmful to someone’s respiratory system. It is vital to remove yourself from a smoke-filled room. Therefore, it is important to call a restoration company to come in and clean a home or business that has been damaged by smoke. Restoration companies have the proper gear of respiratory masks and protective clothing to withstand long periods of time in fire damaged properties. Once smoke settles on surfaces as residues, it is often referred to as soot. Soot residues can contain different types of acids since chlorides and sulfides in smoke mix with the humidity in the air or with moisture to form acids. Acidic soot residues will cause discoloration and corrosion if they remain on materials over time. The sooner a soot damaged home can be restored the better the chances that items can be restored instead of having to be replaced. Restoring items can save homeowners money, plus being able to have cherished keepsake items returned to preloss condition. There are several types of smoke residues such as dry, wet, protein and fuel oil. There is a proper technique in cleaning each of these types of residues. Stay tuned to our next blog on cleaning different types of residues www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.

If you have fire damage to your home or business, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of Stark County at 330-823-4088. Our professional crews are available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, even on holidays! Your property and belongings will be restored with care!

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