Smoke and ash residues are acidic and toxic
After a fire, there’s always residual ash and smoke. These byproducts are often toxic, since fires consume nearly all materials in their pathway, including plastic, rubber, asphalt and petroleum-based products, as well as chemicals of all kinds that are used in household products.
Ash and smoke left after a residential or commercial fire are acidic, so they tend to cause extensive corrosion, etching and discoloration of metals and other surfaces.
Plastics and other items close to the fire, if not burned outright, will quickly become discolored unless they’re cleaned by an expert smoke damage restoration contractor such as Quality Restoration 24 Hour Emergency Services.
Clothing, carpet and upholstery also require fast, expert cleaning and restoration after suffering smoke damage. Wood and vinyl must be refinished or replaced unless they’re cleaned quickly and professionally.
Until they’re expertly removed, these scorched or incinerated chemical products and materials leave a characteristic unpleasant odor. Beyond being annoying, the smoke odor itself may cause or exacerbate health problems when people are exposed over a period of time.
The odor is a sign of the continuing presence of toxic chemical byproducts. Unfortunately, as long as the odor is present, the property damage and health threat continues.
SMOKE DAMAGE RESTORATION
Although it may seem tempting to try to do your own fire damage cleanup, it’s much better to have this important work done by professionals. Our highly experienced, certified teams will make sure the job is done thoroughly and safely, so that all ash residues and smoke odors are removed.
Just call us and we’ll eliminate all smoke damage and odors from your home or business. We can quickly restore your home or business to normal usable condition.
Best of all, since we’re a preferred provider of restoration services throughout the entire southern Arizona region, we can directly bill most major insurance companies.