Soot Cleaning Services
for Insurance Companies
After a smallfire or furnace puffback, it’s not uncommon for a property owner to attempt a clean-up themselves. However, this can often create additional problems and add additional time and cost to the restoration process.
Soot is a particularly frustrating substance that does not respond well to typical cleaning methods. As you can see in the picture below, the client in this instance attempted to clean the soot using a household cleaning agent. The result was rubbing the soot deeper into the painted surface, creating additional damage. The clean contrast line is an example of what we are able to do with a single pass of a “chem sponge.” Contrary to its name, chem sponges contain no chemicals, but they are outstanding at removing a large portion of the soot before the final cleaning.
The final cleaning can be completed using proprietary cleaning solutions that prevent the soot from “setting” and have an added benefit of removing the unpleasant odor.
Action item: When a client calls with soot damage to their home, the best advice you can give them is to refrain from touching or attempting to clean the soot. Then, call the professionals at ServiceMaster to get everything back to normal quickly.
Not all soot cleaning services are the same. ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration has IICRC certified technicians and is a premier service provider for most of the largest insurance companies. We work with independent and in house adjusters to create and deliver a scope of work that will return the home or business back to normal. We have state of the art equipment and over 100 years of combined experience to make our soot cleaning services best in class.
Location in Oxford, Falmouth, Brunswick and Serving Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, Farmington, Rangeley, Augusta and Waterville.
For 24/7 Emergency Service Call ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration at (833) 946-2018