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Smoke Damage Restoration in Akron Ohio

Smoke Damage Services 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 event.

In urban areas, multi-floor apartments, and older neighborhoods, smoke from a fire will quickly permeate a building and all adjoining and nearby spaces. Comprised of thousands of compounds that are both damage-causing and toxic, smoke damage can be difficult for the layman to assess. The part of smoke you see is soot that settles on surfaces, but much more is invisible toxic and acidic gasses that you will continue to smell for days or weeks after an incident if you do not address it immediately.

Our technicians arrive quickly to combat the toxicity and ensure that you are safe and that as many of your valuables as possible can be saved. The compounds in smoke are corrosive so time is of the essence when you have experienced smoke damage in Ravenna, Akron or the surrounding area.

Our services include:

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

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

Even a minor fire in your home, business, or a neighboring business or apartment can cause significant smoke damage. Do not delay getting an expert to assess your home or business and begin smoke damage restoration in Akron, Ohio, and Summit County.

What to do before help arrives:

  • Call your insurance agent.
  • Call ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction.
  • Blow off or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpets. Do NOT attempt to clean.
  • Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or old linens. Do NOT attempt to clean.
  • Discard open food packages. Do NOT eat anything that was exposed to smoke.
  • 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.
  • Wipe laminate, chrome, and porcelain fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom to prevent permanent tarnishing and etching.
  • Wipe leaves of houseplants to remove smoke residue.
  • Change the air filter on your furnace.
  • Tape cheesecloth over intake and outlet air registers to capture 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.
  • Do NOT attempt to wash papered or flat painted walls. Incorrect cleaning procedures could compound the soot residue problem.

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

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