Established in 1972, Restoration Specialists has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. From its base of operations in Ocala, Florida, Restoration Specialists serves many local communities throughout North Central Florida, including Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, Leesburg, and others. Among other emergency repair and remediation services, the company has specific expertise in cleaning up soot damage.
According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, soot residue settles into property and furniture immediately and can cause permanent discoloration of porous materials. However, individuals should not attempt to wash walls, furniture, or other items without professional assistance since the wrong cleaning techniques can exacerbate damage. For damage caused by furnace issues, property owners can change furnace filters and gently brush loose soot from upholstery or carpets.
If left untreated, soot damage can harm surfaces permanently. In that case, replacing damaged property may be the only viable option. To avoid lasting problems, property owners should seek licensed and qualified professionals with deep expertise in soot removal and property restoration as soon as possible.