Soot Damage in Homes

Soot Damage in Homes

Soot damage may not be as well-known or as noticeable as fire damage, but it can cause problems for your home if it is not handled properly. Soot is the result of the incomplete burning of organic materials such as wood or paper during in a fire. Soot particles are so fine that they can settle into the smallest nooks and crannies of your home.

After the fire is out, soot will settle on items throughout your house and even get absorbed into your walls, floors and other surfaces. It can invade your ventilation system and spread to all rooms of your home.

 

Why Soot is Dangerous to You and Your Home

Soot Damage in Homes

Soot can be very dangerous to your health when inhaled. The particles of this fine black powder are 2.5 micrometers in size, which means it is finer than dust and other dirt particles. It can easily be inhaled, causing a variety of respiratory problems.

Soot can also damage a lot of things in your home because it is acidic. This acidity can cause problems a few months or even years down the line, especially if soot is absorbed by wooden furniture and other items in your home created from organic materials.

The acidity of soot will slowly break down wood and other porous materials. The damage starts with discoloration and eventually progresses to deterioration of the entire item.

 

What to Do to Get Rid of Soot Damage After a Fire

The only way you can safely remove soot from your home in the Gainesville, Ocala and Lake City, FL area is to contact a restoration company. Dreyer's DKI is your best choice when you need technicians to remove soot from your fire-damaged home as well as smoke damage and water damage. By having our proven professionals apply soot and smoke damage restoration, you will prevent any further damages.

When you need soot and smoke damage restoration, fire damage restoration or water damage restoration, simply contact us online or give us a call at 352-403-0350. We will have someone come over to evaluate your home and to give you a free estimate.