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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Can Soot, Ash, and Smoke Cause Long-term Harm to a New Orleans Property?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle parked at a house Fire damage can encompass both soot and lingering odors. Make sure to contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank for remediation services.

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Lasting Damages Caused by Fire in your New Orleans Home

Soot, ash, and smoke residues can embed below the surface layer of materials. In the case of textiles, embedded soot can lead to permanent soiling, which requires expensive replacement. Other materials in the home may continue to emit unpleasant burnt odors after a fire has been extinguished. 

Our fire damage mitigation for New Orleans residents can help to reduce long-term damages associated with housefires. We use industry-leading equipment and methodology to control losses in the home. These methods could include using emulsifying powder to suspend soot that may have embedded into textile fibers. By using a dry solution, we can ensure restoration of the carpet without causing further damage. 

  • Introducing moisture can lead to soot bonding with textile fibers at a chemical level.
  • Walking over a soiled area of the property can compress fibers leading to permanent harm.
  • Mattresses can retain burnt odors and require a direct deodorant application to return them to a preloss condition.

Avoid long-term damages after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank for fire damage mitigation at (504) 348-7526.

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