Fire Damage is the most devastating disaster that can happen to your property. Following the initial fire or smoke-related incident, smoke and soot will settle on surfaces creating additional damage to the structure and your contents.
It is important to realize that smoke and fire problems do not stop with char damage. Smoke and soot can travel into other rooms affecting paint, carpet, upholstery, drapes, clothing and any other family belongings. Smoke flows around plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor. Smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure, causing hidden damage and odours.
Material in furniture and flooring is often synthetic and when burned, creates chemical reactions. After only a short period of time, items can go from cleanable to unsalvageable. The longer acid or corrosive gasses stay on at-risk surfaces, the worse pitting or etching becomes.
We remove soot from aluminum and chrome shelving, marble, tile, and glass, as well as from fabrics in upholstery and carpets.
Smoke damage comes in 4 basic varieties:
• Wet soot smoke: resulting from a low heat fire
•Dry soot smoke: results from a fast burning high temperature fire
•Protein soot smoke: has an extreme pungent odour but it is invisible
•Fuel oil soot smoke: It comes from the furnace currents.
It is very important to make sure you hire qualified professionals. We here at ServiceMaster of Brampton, Orangeville and Toronto West can provide safe and prompt fire restoration services to your clients.