Smoke damage to your walls and ceilings can be a vexing problem and is extremely unpleasant to clean. Soot and charring smoke damage causes black marks and discoloration to your walls and ceiling. You should first assess the extent of the damage and determine whether cleaning is a reasonable option. If the smoke damage is not entirely removed, you will most likely need to prime your walls/ceilings and repaint. Keep in mind, though, that if the smoke odor has permeated into your carpets, draperies, furnishings, etc, there is little that can be done to eliminate the smoke odor unless these items are removed or replaced.
Cleanup and Removal. Smoke damage is the collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or paralysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death in victims of indoor fires. The smoke kills by a combination of thermal damage, poisoning and pulmonary irritation caused by carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and other combustion products.
It is imperative that your smoke detectors are installed properly and maintained frequently so they can operate effectively to provide you and your family with safety. Keep in mind that the main duty of a smoke detector is to alert sleeping people of urgent fire danger. It is important to install the smoke detectors as close as possible to all bedrooms. If the bedrooms in your home are separated, by multiple floors for example, install the smoke detector near each area. Please note that if your family members close the bedroom doors while sleeping, it is important to install a smoke detector inside each bedroom in addition to the one in the hallway. Do not install smoke detectors near heat sources as they may set off false alarms. It is important to have a professional fire damage restoration company, such as American Builders who is trained on different types of smoke and the various methods to clean and treat the odor.
When disaster strikes, count on us for all of your home and commercial restoration for fire, water, and smoke damage. American Builders is highly trained in fire and smoke damage mitigation. Our staff is highly trained in disaster restoration services and they also have the expertise to perform comprehensive damage appraisals and loss assessments.