Many people don’t realize it, but after a fire has damaged their Denver, CO, home, smoke and soot can continue to threaten the home with the particulates it leaves behind. Soot has an insidious, greasy residue, a strong odor, and blackens everything it meets. In addition, its chemical composition can continue to degrade and breakdown fabrics, glass, wood, and plastics for days, or even weeks, if not remediated.
Your home will need help from a qualified fire damage restoration company, and ServiceMaster DSI of Denver, CO, has the tools, knowledge, and heavy duty equipment required for the job. No matter how big or small your fire damage restoration needs are, we can help.
When fire occurs in a home, the resulting smoke and soot can spread throughout the structure. Smoke is the result of combustion. The particles and characters of the smoke will vary depending on the contents of the home, so smoke and soot damage is different for every home. Cross contamination is common, meaning that not only can your furnishings be damaged, but also critical operations such as your HVAC system. Smoke and soot can also corrode metal and etch through glass due to its highly acidic nature. Appliances and electronics will be affected because tiny particulates can attach themselves to the wiring, causing short circuiting or overheating. It can also damage delicate artwork, photos, and collectibles.
Smoke and soot can be very dangerous to humans and animals. Irritating to the eyes, nose and throat, inhaling smoke and soot can damage the respiratory system. Young children and the elderly are especially at risk and should never move back into a home that has not had professional fire damage restoration.
There’s also the emotional component. The smell of smoke can be very traumatic to those who have lived through a house fire. Our expert technicians use the most up-to-date fire damage restoration techniques to thoroughly remove the lingering smells.
ServiceMaster DSI is committed to responding immediately to your fire or smoke damage. Call us 24/7/365 for help at (720) 452-2842.