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Why You Need a Professional to Clean Your Home After a Fire

2/6/2023 (Permalink)

Did you know that a small fire in the home can cause a whole lot of damage? Believe it or not, it does.

Did you know that a small fire in the home can cause a whole lot of damage? Believe it or not, it does. From smoke, to soot, to damaged belongings, the cleanup process can be quite grueling for someone who is not a highly trained restoration technician.

Why Do You Need a Professional?

Restoration professionals immediately know where to look to find damage that an untrained person would not be familiar with. Knowing the extent of the fire damage is key to creating an action plan. In addition, restoration professionals restore belongings and your home rather than throwing out and buying new. Our “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

What is the Difference Between Smoke and Soot?

Smoke and soot are commonly misunderstood. Soot comes from smoke, while smoke is a result of fire. “Smoke is a collection of tiny unburnt particles – very small carbon particles and tiny droplets of tar.” As a result, smoke is very dangerous to inhale, as it contains many things that we are not meant to inhale."

Soot, sometimes called lampblack or carbon black, is a fine black or brown powder that can be slightly sticky and is a product of incomplete combustion.” Since soot is a slightly sticky powder, it rests in all crevices of a home that has experienced fire damage. It sticks to the walls, the ceiling, anything that it can find.

To restore your home of soot and smoke damage takes professionals with an eye for detail. Learn more about Smoke and Soot.

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County has to offer, give us a call at (843) 236-6278 or visit our Website!

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