Soot damage in a home could have lasting effects.
Fire, is an awful beast, consuming everything in its wake and covering what it didn't destroy in thick black smoke. If you experience a Fire, it's important to remember that Life is the most important thing, the items that we lose can be replaced.
A Fire can become out of control in as little as 60 seconds. If you smell smoke, get out of the house and call 911 for help. Don't try and put it out yourself or you could get really hurt. The gases that come from the combustion and the heat that can be generated are often times enough to kill you before the flames ever can. Use extreme caution when exiting your home.
When there's a fire, the smoke that remains is a mixture of everything that combusted in the house which could be papers, plastics, chemicals, etc. This thick black smoke locks itself to every surface. When walls get affected, they most often need to be painted. But paint won't stick to smoke so then the smoke has to be removed. The removal process for smoke is specialized and extremely labor intensive. If the wrong product is used then the paint won't stick to the surface, yet again. It’s extremely important to not try to clean any surface yourself, you could cause permanent or secondary damage.
This is a photo of the before and after in a fire that ravaged a house leaving black smoke everywhere. It's amazing how much of the smoke can be removed when done correctly. It still needs to be painted, but the paint WILL stick to these walls.
Having the right restoration company in to do the work makes all the difference.
When you experience a Fire, make sure that the work is done right. Call SERVPRO of Antioch at 925-706-0106