Soot and Smoke Damage Cleaning

soot damage cleaning
Soot damage typically involves the cleaning of soot and smoke aerosols that deposit on building surfaces and furnishings. It does not have the destructive characteristics of fire, which consumes building materials and contents.

Soot damage is typically caused by furnace malfunctions, pellet and wood stove blockages, and fireplace flue blockages. When these equipment malfunctions occur, the smoke/soot aerosols become airborne and deposit on building surfaces and contents. Damage from soot and smoke is determined by the length and severity of the occurrence and can be contained to one area or contaminate an entire building and its contents.

In most cases, soot damage to a building and its contents can be repaired on-site, with the exception of clothing (this is outsourced to garment specialists). Advanced Cleaning & Restoration’s technicians are trained and certified with the IICRC in soot and smoke removal.

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Soot Damage Cleaning Process

Site Inspection
We meet with the homeowner and perform an inspection to determine the extent of the damage. We will work with the homeowner and insurance adjuster to develop an organized project scope.

Content Cleaning
Includes cleaning of miscellaneous small contents (dishes, knick knacks, etc.) and cleaning and polishing all furnishings

Garment Cleaning
Subcontracted to certified industry professionals

Carpet Cleaning
Utilizes truck-mounted hot water extraction

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning
Relocation to our warehouse for cleaning and drying, or subcontracted to industry professionals when required

Upholstery Cleaning
Our technicians are IICRC certified in a broad range of fabric care

Structure Cleaning
Removal of soot from building surfaces including ceilings, walls, hard surface flooring, trim, fixtures, exposed framing, concrete surfaces, brick, and siding. This is accomplished by using a combination of dry-sponging of porous surfaces, washing, vacuuming, and pressure washing.

Hard-Surface/Flooring Cleaning
Includes cleaning of hardwood, laminate, inlaid flooring, and tile & grout

Pressure Washing
Utilizes high-pressure water to clean concrete, brick, stone and vinyl surfaces

Soot damage cleaning
Soot Damage Cleaning - Before and After