The aftermath of a fire in your commercial building can be as stressful and damaging as the fire itself. Soot can cover virtually every inch of your business. Smoke can permeate your walls, surfaces and air ducts, leaving unseen odors everywhere. Professional smoke damage restoration, odor removal and soot removal is necessary to properly clean your facility and restore it to a healthy condition for you and your employees. That’s a job for our teams of professionals with the experience, expertise and commitment to customer service at ServiceMaster Restore.
To ensure superior smoke, odor damage and soot removal, we:
Smoke and soot definitions
Soot: Fine, black particles carbon particulates, produced by incomplete fuel combustion.
Smoke: The solid, liquid and gaseous products of combustion released into the air
Puffbacks: A puffback is a misfiring in the furnace that, at its worst, can send soot throughout your business, covering drapes, furniture, cabinets, walls and everything in between. It can happen all at once or gradually over time. This soot is a substance that is difficult to clean and often has a strong, oily odor. This dirty residue needs to be cleaned as soon as possible by professionals.
How to prevent puffbacks
Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent a puffback, annual inspection and maintenance of your oil burner or furnace can greatly reduce your risk. So be sure to have your oil burner and furnace system cleaned regularly.
When a fire impacts your place of business, burned equipment and charred possessions are just the damages you can see on the surface. Even after the flames have been put out and the smoke has cleared, your business is still in trouble. Since smoke and soot are highly acidic, they can damage a wide range of materials they come in contact with.
This amount of smoke damage can easily overwhelm any business owner. That's why it's important to call in a professional soot cleaning and smoke odor removal service to restore your building to a clean, healthy and safe condition for yourself and your employees. Soot cleanup is a specialized job that requires advanced tools, professional know-how and the steady guidance that you'll get from ServiceMaster Restore. Our caring experts have what it takes to handle even the toughest smoke, odor and soot removal jobs quickly and effectively, so that you can get back in business.