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Fire Damage Restoration for Smelly Issues in Lafayette's Homes

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged room; heavy soot on walls Soot and fire odors can be difficult to remove. Our team is trained and equipped for complete fire damage restoration.

Erasing Odor & Soot Before Fire Damage Restoration

The soot falling onto surfaces everywhere after a fire in Lafayette helps create an intensely noticeable strong acrid odor. Cleaning surfaces to remove the different kinds of soot requires fine tools, special sponges, and, sometimes, an ultrasonic bath. SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration services take care of these issues and others.

We also often use different chemical agents to break down other substances in the soot. We adapt to the situation in each home in Lafayette, providing tailored fire damage restoration services. Restoring your dwelling to a preloss condition takes skilled and trained professionals.

SERVPRO’s approach is to handle the situation in a way that helps reduce additional damage. After tarping any openings in the roof and boarding up windows and doors that we cannot otherwise secure, we start cleaning.

No matter how clean we get your house or how well-built reconstruction occurs, if your home still contains aromas from the fire, it isn’t fully restored. Fire damage restoration must address these issues, also:

  • Hidden soot particles,
  • Charred materials, and
  • Soiled surfaces.

We use heated fogging to force binding agents to penetrate areas where soot particles remain. Once bonded at the molecular level with soot, those particles remain intact, making them too heavy to travel on air currents.

Materials like walls, wooden structures, carpeting, draperies, and personal belongings touched by the flames often require substantial repairs or the purchase of replacements. Fire changes things, not just physically but also chemically. Such items can carry unwanted health risks for your family and produce a very unpleasant smell. We bag such items, make an inventory as we do, and dispose of them after your inspection.

Soot coverage can seem slight when its density and thickness are much heavier. Cooking fires often produce almost clear soot. However, the longer soot of any type sits undisturbed, the denser it becomes. With increased density, it becomes much more difficult to remove. We tackle this problem head-on and remove it before it can harden.

SERVPRO of Lafayette can help you make it all “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (765) 420-0077 when you need fire damage restoration services.

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