- On April 23, 2018
Whether there are outside fires or an indoor fire accident, soot and other fire damage can leave your home dirty and smelling bad. There are measures you can try yourself to help with restoration, but there are many problems with cleaning soot that can make it so difficult you end up making things worse if you aren’t sure of what you are doing.
Soot is often greasy. This means that it is easily spread and can be ground into materials like fabric furniture and rugs. The chemicals needed to get rid of soot thoroughly can be very harmful if inhaled. They burn your skin and require heavy-duty protection in order to use them. You almost have to dress like a HAZMAT operative to clean both effectively and safely.
Next, getting too close to the area you are trying to clean could result in the accidental spreading of soot to areas like walls and materials that you can’t use the required chemicals to clean. While some dry cleaners can offer suggestions on what you can use to clean these materials, choosing the one that is best for your particular item can be daunting. It is often a matter of trial and error, and that can not only be expensive, but you may also end up having to get rid of the item in the end.
Smoke and soot can travel throughout your home by way of vents, and it could take months to completely rid your home of the effects of fire damage if you do it all on your own. Trained specialists have tools that are required to reach these out-of-the-way places and make sure all the soot is cleaned the first time. This means you aren’t finding yourself breathing in microscopic soot particles that can be harmful, especially to children, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Get Back to Living
When tragedy strikes, you want to get back to normal life as quickly as possible. Call in a smoke restoration specialist to help. A specialist can have your house clean and sweet-smelling in a short time. EHS Restoration is here to help you with all your fire restoration needs. We can help where your efforts haven’t been effective or if you feel the damage is too extensive for DIY measures. We even work with your insurance to get things done with as little disruption to you as possible. Give us a call today to be on your way to a clean, smoke-damage free home tomorrow.