Soot and Smoke Damage after a House Fire

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Soot and Smoke Damage
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Operating in Brooksville, Gainesville, Leesburg, Lake City, Ocala, and Lecanto, Florida, Restoration Specialists provides quality services for homeowners looking to restore or remodel their homes. For instance, Restoration Specialists helps with cleanup in the event of a fire.

In addition to flames, soot and smoke can cause a great deal of damage in a house fire. This damage can become very costly, and the longer the parts of a home that are exposed to smoke and soot go untreated, the less likely they can be saved.

Acid in soot can cause discoloration to appliances and other items within the first few minutes of exposure. For instance, plastic items often turn a shade of yellow. In the case of very porous substances like marble, even small amounts of exposure can cause permanent damage.
As minutes turn into hours in the aftermath of a fire, the deterioration continues. For instance, grout and fiberglass items in bathrooms will often turn color, as might the finishes on expensive pieces of furniture or the tops of kitchen counters. Walls, metal fixtures, flooring, and upholstery may also become stained, and this damage may not go away. As hours turn to days and weeks, the chances of recovering an item or easily restoring a space go down greatly. Therefore, be sure to contact qualified specialists experienced in emergency restoring as soon as possible in the event of a fire emergency.