Smoke Damage Clean-up & Soot Removal Service
Big Red understands the damage caused by a fire, not only to the structure of a property but also to the health hazards caused by the resultant smoke and soot. The combination of soot and smoke can cause significant damage in terms of corrosion and discolouration to a wide range of items in a home or office, including structural surfaces and contents, such as electronics, clothes and many more. Big Red’s team of restorers have the skill and knowledge to determine the appropriate level of restoration for each affected item in a property, ensuring the safety and well-being of the clients.
Big Red – Smoke Damage & Soot Decontamination Experts
At Big Red, we understand the devastation that a fire can cause to your property. Not only does it cause damage to the structure of your home, but the smoke and soot can also create a hazardous environment. These aftereffects can sometimes be just as harmful as the fire itself. Even if the fire is contained to a specific area, smoke and soot can spread to other parts of the building, causing discoloration and damage to walls, floors, and other surfaces.
In addition to the aesthetic damage, the toxicity of smoke and soot can pose serious health risks if not properly addressed by trained professionals. That’s why it’s important to work with experienced industry leaders like Big Red to effectively remove soot and clean up smoke damage. With our company, you’ll get a team of restorers who have the skill and knowledge to determine the appropriate level of restoration for each affected item in your property. Don’t let the aftereffects of a fire cause further harm – trust the experts at Big Red to help restore your home.
What is Soot & Smoke Damage?
Soot and smoke damage are the effects of soot and smoke residue on a property and its contents after a fire. Soot is a black or dark-colored residue that is produced when materials burn. It is made up of tiny particles of carbon that can settle on surfaces and cause discoloration and staining. Smoke, on the other hand, is the gas and vapor that is produced by burning materials. It can also settle on surfaces and cause discoloration and damage.
Together, soot and smoke can cause significant damage to a property and its contents. The damage can affect a wide range of items in a home or office, including:
- Walls and ceilings: Soot can cause discoloration and staining on walls and ceilings, and can also penetrate into the pores of porous surfaces like drywall and plaster, making it difficult to remove.
- Floors: Soot can settle on and stain carpet, wood, and other types of flooring. It can also be ground into the fibers of carpet, making it difficult to remove.
- Furniture: Upholstered furniture, such as sofas and chairs, can be stained and discolored by soot.
- Clothing and fabric: Soot can settle on and stain clothing and other fabric items, such as drapes and bedding.
- Electronics: Soot can settle on and damage electronic equipment, such as TVs, computers, and other devices.
- Glass surfaces: Soot can etch glass surfaces, such as windows and mirrors, causing them to become cloudy or hazy.
- Plumbing fixtures: Soot can settle on and stain plumbing fixtures, such as sinks and toilets.
- Appliances: Soot can settle on and damage appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators.
Given that soot and smoke damage can sometimes necessitate replacement, it is important to take preventative measures to minimize the damage and costs at a fire disaster site.