Smoke Damage Restoration is a huge part of the fire restoration process because once the fire is gone, what is left behind will continue to destroy the house.

Smoke and ash will cause discoloration, corrosion, and leave behind powerful odors if not immediately dealt with.

If professionals are contacted relatively quickly, they can stop the major smoke damage from occurring. Ash will discolor most surfaces quickly especially plastics or things close to the fire within minutes. Within hours fiberglass and appliances will begin to yellow and metals may also begin to tarnish. After a few days the walls begin discoloring, and clothing and upholstery is saturated with smoke odor.

Ash is acidic and will continue to ruin your belongings if left unattended.

Herring Cleaning Professionals must identify all affected materials and the source of any odors. The only way to properly clean smoke and fire damage is to be extremely thorough. Ash residue can spread through the building very easily, causing nearly everything to need restoration. The professionals will be able to identify what can and cannot be salvaged, and will remove any built-up ash residue that is coating surfaces. Ash will builds up in layers, and may eventually form into a lacquer-like consistency. Once this has happened, the restorers will treat it with specialized detergents that are formulated for neutralizing it. Once materials are treated, they may be sealed off to prevent any further odor from permeating the air in the future.

Smoke damage must be restored by professionals and must begin work as soon as possible to reduce loss.