Smoke Damage & Odor Removal in Rockingham, NC, and the Surrounding Areas
A fire outbreak can strike at any moment, rendering homes and businesses uninhabitable. Fire damage in a home or business can cause smoke damage, soot accumulation, and odor. Even small home fires can result in significant smoke damage that can take a noticeable toll on your items. Call HCI Fire and Water Restoration today for an IICRC-certified technician to come out and evaluate the extent of your damage and provide you a plan for restoration.
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Smoke & Soot Damage
First, what is smoke? In short, fire burns fuel to create heat and light. When the fire burns any part of the fuel source, small soot particles are carried into the air. For example, low-quality candles made with wax containing material that cannot be entirely combusted by the flame creates smoke.
Smoke damage occurs when the soot travels through the air. Either it cools and falls onto a horizontal surface, or it meets a vertical wall where heat and air currents push it onto the surface. Also, your building’s HVAC system will suck the soot and smoke into the air ducts. Once you turn on your HVAC again, that soot will spread through the entire structure, even in areas that weren’t previously affected by the fire.
The odor from smoke damage can be very difficult to remove. It’s very important to hire a fire and smoke restoration company to help get rid of the odor. In any given fire event, many materials other than wood burn, including plastics, fabrics, and potentially toxic household chemicals. Each type of material will cause different sorts of odors and require specific methods for odor removal.
Cleaning Smoke Damage
Only a trained professional equipped with the proper safety gear should be cleaning a house after a fire, especially if the fire caused the release of hazardous chemicals in the air and created an unsafe environment. All surface damage throughout the building needs to be cleaned to restore the home to a habitable state. Call a certified fire damage cleaning company like HCI Fire and Water Restoration for your free consultation today.
Smoke Damage by Surface Type
Furniture and Carpet - Wooden furniture can stain carpets with dyes, and your metal furniture ones can rust and also stain the carpet.
Curtains and Upholstery - You can worsen the damage if you use an upright vacuum’s standard brushes for vacuuming curtains and upholstery. This type of vacuum will force soot deeper into the material.
Clothes and Bedding - To able to get rid of odor you need to remove all the unburned chemicals completely. You might not be able to do this on your own. HCI Fire and Water Restoration has special washing equipment to help with this task.
Porous Hard Surfaces - Hard surfaces like paint, plaster, wallpaper, drywall, and exposed wood can permanently get discolored in no time and have the smoke odor seep into its materials. A professional technician will have specialized chemicals and methods to restore the surfaces or will advise you on what is unsalvageable.
Plastic and PVC - Out of all the materials listed above, synthetics and plastic surfaces tend to collect more smoke damage than other materials. They can discolor very fast if not cleaned with the right cleaning agent.
HCI Fire and Water Restoration services Rockingham, NC, Pinebluff, NC, Pinehurst, NC, Aberdeen, NC, Moore County, and the surrounding areas. Count on our family-owned and operated local business to restore your home or business to pre-loss conditions.