Fires, big or small, cause soot damage in the aftermath. While soot may seem like an insignificant hazard when an emergency occurs, if left alone, it can become a major health hazard. If you've suffered a kitchen fire, electrical fire, heater-fire, or smoking related fire, Watermark Restoration Solutions has the necessary IICRC certifications and newest specialty equipment for proper residential and commercial soot cleanup.
Our team of licensed builders and former insurance adjusters are able to help you through all phases of soot damage restoration – from testing and board-up services to documenting and emergency mitigation. Utilizing special tools, such as medically charged sponges to attract soot particles, our professionals systematically go through buildings to determine all areas affected by soot.
Is Soot Dangerous to My Health?
The danger soot presents is often an underrepresented aspect of fire damage restoration. Completely removing leftover soot is extremely important, because soot is:
Corrosive: Soot consists of metals, chemicals and soils which can easily pit and corrode metal such as ductwork, door knobs, plumbing fixtures and other finishes.
Damaging to Lungs: Soot particles, which are considerably smaller than dust or mold spores, will deeply penetrate the human lung when inhaled.
Carcinogenic: Due to its toxic composition, soot has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known human carcinogen.
Why Choose Watermark Restoration Solutions?
Inexperienced restorers or contractors who lack specialty training will often miss overlooked areas. If this happens, residual odor will haunt our home or business until the source is fully addressed. When you choose Watermark Restoration Solutions, you're choosing a team of professionals with extensive experience who know what to look for and where soot likes to hide. As a result, you can rest assured the health of you and your loved ones is protected, and your environment is returned to its pre-damaged state.
If you’ve been affected by soot damage, the experts at Watermark Restoration Solutions are here to help. Our professionals have extensive experience dealing with disaster recovery and will work to return your property to normal as quickly as possible. To learn more about our dependable methods for soot cleanup, contact us today.