Overcoming Soot Damage
Team SERVPRO Has the Experience to Eliminate Many Different Types of Soot Residues Remaining in Your Home
Your Bartlett, Tennessee, or Cordova, Tennessee, home was not intended to stop fires before they spread to other areas of the house. Most of the materials used for constructing your home can catch fire and help it spread throughout the structure. Unfortunately, this can spread the effects throughout your property and cause extensive work for the professional restoration team you choose to clean up this mess.
Working to clean up the mess after the incident is over is no easy task, either. Most often, the substantial effects that stand out are smoke and soot damages. These are common versions of fire damage in homes, and they can often prove to be challenging to remove without the right equipment.
Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals have the tools and expertise to help you through often widespread soot damages throughout your household. While the most concentrated of this effect can be found around the fire's originating point where it burned the longest, this is not always the case. This matted debris and film from the combustion leave a dark, often black residue on surfaces, furniture, flooring, and other materials.
Removing this residue requires multiple approaches. For wall surfaces, scrubbing with wet and dry sponges can often remove the present film's bulk. Confined spaces like ductwork require high powered vacuums to get used instead.
Smoke damage often presents itself in harsh odor lingering in fabrics, carpeting, and open spaces throughout affected areas of your house. Removal of this odor typically requires thermal fogging, a process that releases an unscented chemical compound into the environment and contents of the room to break apart odor molecules and leave no discernable scent behind.
There's little that most homeowners can do alone to bring their homes back from the harmful effects. When you face these kinds of damages, seek out SERVPRO of Bartlett / Cordova. We can respond quickly and get your home back to normal as soon as possible. Give us a call at (901) 382-0900