Putting down the flames is not enough when faced with a fire incident. You need to get rid of smoke and soot too.
When a home or office space suffers fire damage, smoke and soot become inevitable. The released soot particles spread and settle throughout the property. They’re a result of incomplete burning of particles that are extremely dangerous and heavily contaminated.
Not only does inhaling smoke pose significant health risks to you and others, but the soot that penetrates surfaces can undermine the structure of the property as well as make your possessions unsalvageable. The only way to protect everyone and your belongings from the impact of smoke and soot is to immediately seek post-fire professional cleanup services.
Let’s dig deeper into why you should consider smoke and soot cleanup after a fire incident.
With traditional cleaning methods, smoke and soot particles and odor can linger and persist. This means it might be close to impossible to recover the associated damages without professional assistance. Smoke and soot carry carcinogens that cause serious health problems, such as cancer. The particles are too toxic for humans to breathe in. Plus, the smoke odor is not the same as other unpleasant smells. It’s so overwhelming that it can make your home literally unlivable.
The last thing you’d want is to allow the particles to penetrate into the ventilation system, such as your exhaust fans. When that happens, the particles will circulate throughout the property, completely invading the indoor air quality. If the situation is not immediately addressed, you or other people can experience allergies, respiratory problems, or even asthma.
Since soot particles are extremely fine, they can travel through the walls, enter the attic, invade the ventilation system, and settle deep into porous surfaces. The surfaces can suffer significant discoloration and deterioration leading to expensive repairs. As mentioned by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, all surfaces start suffering from smoke and fire damage within a few hours.
Paint starts discoloring, the metal starts corroding and rusting, wooden furniture requires refinishing, clothing is subjected to permanent stains, and flooring might haveto be permanently replaced.
Smoke and soot particles are fairly pretty difficult to remove and so is the associated odor. If the problems remain unaddressed, the damages can worsen beyond repairs. Items such as furniture, shelves, tables, chairs, etc., can become unsalvageable.
If your property has recently faced fire damage, seek professional smoke and soot cleanup services at your earliest. The STOP team is here to clean and deodorize your property and recover it to its pristine condition.
We serve in North Las Vegas, Whitney Ranch, Sky Canyon, Centennial Hills, and many other areas. Our responsive team is available at your disposal all-year-round. We’re available to answer your calls 24/7 and respond to the problem immediately.