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Fire Damage in Your Raleigh Residence Necessitates Soot and Odor Removal

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Unknown item that has fire damage. SERVPRO knows their most important role is getting you back to normal after your Raleigh fire damage.

We know that fire damage in your Raleigh home will need the Pro’s.

Most homes have bathroom exhaust fans that help prevent damp walls, steamed up mirrors, fogged windows, and damp walls along with eliminating odors. However, these exhaust fans present a potential fire hazard if property owners do not clean and maintain them well. When lint accumulates in fans over time, it may cause the motor to get too hot and ignite plastic fan blades, and close by wood structures.

One problem linked with fires is soot damage, even if it may not be as devastating or noticeable as the charring that flames cause. You can deal with the aftermath of fire damage in your Raleigh property by enlisting fire restoration services from SERVPRO. Soot is a mixture of fine particles that appear after incomplete combustion of materials. It occurs when a fire burns anything containing hydrocarbons. 

Soot is mainly made up of carbon, but it may also contain trace amounts of dust, metals, and chemicals. All kinds of soot cause some discoloration. Most soot appears the same, but some types of soot are harder to clean and can cause intense smells. 

  •       Oily soot – When rubber, plastic, and other products containing oil burn, soot usually turns into a greasy, sticky substance. 

  •       Protein soot – This is oily soot that is often the product of a kitchen fire. Overcooked proteins turn to soot that has a pungent scent. 

  •       Wet soot – This soot is created when the fire smolders on low heat for a while and burns high moisture items. 

  •       Dry soot – It occurs when a hot fire burns natural ingredients swiftly. It is easier to remove compared to wet soot.

It can be daunting to clean significant soot damage on your own. Also, you may lack the appropriate cleaning solutions for eliminating soot from some surfaces without ruining them. SERVPRO has the expertise and tools required to leave your home soot-free. We can wet clean some surfaces and dry clean others. Dry cleaning is ideal with it is impossible to wet clean a surface using water-based cleaning products. The dry cleaning procedures we use include vacuuming, compressed air, and brushing. We also use different products like odor counteracting beads, water-based odor counteractants, and solvent-based thermal fog dispensers to remove malodors.

When you need to eliminate soot and odors from your walls, ceilings, furniture, and other surfaces, SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest can help. Contact us at (919) 790-1222 for prompt cleanup. 

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