The intense heat from flames is only one hazard that accompanies a fire — there is also the residual smoke damage that is difficult to clean up. Even if you’re able to remove the dark soot from walls and ceilings, there is often an unpleasant smoky odor that tends to linger. In many cases, you’ll need a professional fire restoration service to mitigate any smoke damage and related odors and return your property to its pre-loss condition.
If you incur smoke damage, prompt action is essential to mitigate the impact. In a typical scenario, prolonged exposure to the soot and ash resulting from fire and smoke will cause permanent harm to walls, carpeting, furniture, clothing and many other household items. Soot and ash create stains that can be virtually impossible to remove. You may also end up having to live with that smoky smell.