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Bay City Smoke or Soot Damage

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke damage in Bay City can cause odors to linger long after a fire. Different types of odor damage require various cleaning materials and techniques. It is best to let a professional fire damage restoration expert from SERVPRO handle your odor problem. 

The odors not only smell bad, are embarrassing for guests and visitors, but can be harmful to your health and property. The acid in smoke can damage hard surfaces like furniture and coat your electrical devices with soot leading to short circuits. You must take care of these odors right away. As time goes on, you will not notice the odor as much, you will become accustomed to it. 

Some steps you can try to remove odors after fire damage include opening windows for ventilation, don't vacuum soot, cleaning all carpets and household furnishings. Wash clothing according to its label and washing all wooden or tile floors with cotton mops or cloths. Soot must be handled in a specific manner to avoid staining of walls, ceilings, and furnishings. If the fuel was a plastic product, then soot is the result, and should be cleaned up by professionals.

The fire damage restoration technicians from SERVPRO  have the tools, experience, and knowledge to help you with your fire damage odor problems. They can bring in special equipment that will clean, deodorize, and neutralize odors and smoke damage. This may include ozone machines, thermal and chemical foggers, cleansers and hand tools.

If you have odors, then you most likely have smoke and soot damage. It is imperative that you address these issues before they turn into bigger problems. If you feel like the job is too hard to handle on your own, call a fire damage restoration expert today. If you smell smoke, you have a problem that is not in the remediation realm of a homeowner. Get help.

Odors are a sign that further smoke and soot damage lay beneath the surface of carpets, wood, drapes, furniture, clothing, and other household items. It means that there was more cleaning that needed to occur to completely rid yourself of the fire and smoke damage. It tells you that you should call in the experts to help you thoroughly restore your home and all of your belongings to a safe and healthy condition. The HVAC system needs a vacuuming with HEPA filters. The air handler should also be thoroughly wiped down to remove any oily residue from soot. You might try to replace all air conditioning and furnace filters daily for a few weeks. This will help collect any soot in the air ventilation system and prevent smoke odor from recirculating. Attempt this remediation step if the lingering smell of smoke is minimal. 

Though we readily recognize the obvious signs of fire damage, soot and smoke damage can cause secondary damage that is greater than the initial flame creating issues. When Bay City smoke damage has you puzzled, call SERVPRO to restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Cleaning and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Bay City cleans, sanitizes, and disinfects all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire and smoke. We’re trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment in Bay City, Essexville, and Auburn. Call for 24/7 assistance. (989) 893-8340

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