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Smoke Damage Restoration in Akron Ohio

SMOKE DAMAGE RESTORATION IN AKRON, OHIO

Smoke damage is more than a smell or some discoloration to walls or furniture. It is a lingering problem and frequently is the majority of damage a home or business will have after a fire, so smoke damage restoration is a big part of the recovery from such an incident.

The smoke that permeates a building during a fire is comprised of thousands of compounds that are both damage-causing and toxic. The part of smoke you see is soot that settles on surfaces, while much more is invisible toxic and acidic gasses that you will continue to smell for days or weeks after a fire. Some of those lingering gasses also can continue to corrode the valuables in your home or business, including metals and glass, making restoration difficult or impossible if left unaddressed. Our technicians arrive quickly to maximize your safety and ability to restore as much as possible when you experience smoke damage in Ravenna, Akron or the surrounding area.

Our services include:

  • Isolating the smoke damaged areas from areas not impacted by the fire
  • Removal of furniture, carpeting, clothing and valuables for specialized cleaning
  • Wipe down and remove soot from surfaces
  • Implement specialized air cleaning to remove lingering odors

 

We respond within 60 minutes of your call day or night.

Even a small fire in your home or business can cause significant smoke damage. If you have experienced a fire, don’t delay getting help to begin smoke damage restoration in Ravenna, Ohio, or any of the surrounding communities.

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Smoke damage is more than a smell or some discoloration to walls or furniture. It is a lingering problem and frequently is the majority of damage a home or business will have after a fire, so smoke damage restoration is a big part of the recovery from such an incident.

The smoke that permeates a building during a fire is comprised of thousands of compounds that are both damage-causing and toxic. The part of smoke you see is soot that settles on surfaces, while much more is invisible toxic and acidic gasses that you will continue to smell for days or weeks after a fire. Some of those lingering gasses also can continue to corrode the valuables in your home or business, including metals and glass, making restoration difficult or impossible if left unaddressed. Our technicians arrive quickly to maximize your safety and ability to restore as much as possible when you experience smoke damage in Ravenna, Akron or the surrounding area.

Our services include:

  • Isolating the smoke damaged areas from areas not impacted by the fire
  • Removal of furniture, carpeting, clothing and valuables for specialized cleaning
  • Wipe down and remove soot from surfaces
  • Implement specialized air cleaning to remove lingering odors

 

We respond within 60 minutes of your call day or night.

Even a small fire in your home or business can cause significant smoke damage. If you have experienced a fire, don’t delay getting help to begin smoke damage restoration in Ravenna, Ohio, or any of the surrounding communities.

What to do before help arrives:

  • Call your insurance agent and let them know about the situation.
  • Call ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction!
  • Blow off or brush-vacuum any loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpets
  • Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or old linens to prevent additional soiling.
  • Discard open food packages. The food could be contaminated.
  • If electrical service is off, clean out your freezer and refrigerator. Leave the doors propped open or place charcoal in the unit.
  • Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified professional dry cleaner that specializes in smoke damage.
  • Clean laminate and chrome fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom to prevent permanent tarnishing.
  • Wipe residue from porcelain bath fixtures to prevent etching.
  • Wipe the leaves of houseplants to remove smoke residue.
  • Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
  • Tape cheesecloth over intake and outlet air registers to capture any loose soot in the air. This is even more effective if the cheesecloth is damp.
  • If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.

 

What NOT to do:

  • Do not attempt to wash any papered or flat painted walls without consulting your professional cleaner. Incorrect cleaning procedures could compound the soot residue problem.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture. Again, incorrect procedures could increase damage.
  • Do not use electrical appliances that have been close to fire or water before having them checked. They could malfunction.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. A short circuit could result.
  • Do not touch anything. Soot on your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing further damage.
  • Do not eat food that has been exposed to fire or smoke.
  • Do not wait to call for professional help. The longer the wait, the more irreversible damage is done to the property.

 

Call ServiceMaster today for smoke damage restoration in Akron, Ohio!