When a building has been damaged by a fire, there are several byproducts that can create challenges during the cleanup process. Soot, smoke and odor clean up require specialized techniques in order to properly restore fire damage.
Many novice companies simply mask the odor using commercial strength cleaners. However, a few days after they leave, odors could creep back into the structure. That is why you want to choose a company who is fully trained to remove soot, smoke and odors quickly and effectively.
Baker Restoration and Construction is a full service restoration company that has extensive experience handling the after-effects of fire damage. Certified by the IICRC in Fire and Smoke damage, we are fully versed in the proper techniques to remove soot, smoke and odors.
Even if you did not experience a fire, but still have the presence of soot or an offensive odor, we can handle that too. Over the years we have invested in the proper tools and solutions to not only remove soot and odors, but to attack them at their source.
Servicing the Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Eastern Cuyahoga Counties for over 20 years, we have the expertise to get your job done right the first time!
Many people do not realize that soot comes in two different forms; oily and dry. Hence, there are two different methods to clean soot depending on its type.
If oily soot is present, then a commercial degreaser is the best option. This can be determined by running your finger over the soot to determine if it smears. Commercial degreasers are the best option to use because they absorb and breakdown the oil; allowing for a more effective cleanup process.
Dry soot is a little easier to clean, but still requires a special process. Using a dry HEPA vacuum, we will pass over the area of dry soot to pick up any loose particulates. Then, with the help of dry cleaning sponges we can address the rest.
Our goal is to always restore the item affected by soot, but depending on the severity of the damage, it may need to be replaced.
Smoke Odor Removal
When a fire occurs, smoke will permeate into anything porous. This includes building materials such as drywall, wallpaper, and ceiling tiles. It also can permeate into upholstery, clothing, carpet and carpet padding.
Our goal is to eliminate the smoke odor, not simply mask it. When an odor is masked, you may have positive results for a few days, however in the long run, the odor will come back.
Baker Restoration has invested in state of the art tools to safely and effectively eliminate odors. Our cleaning solutions are environmentally safe, these products work by clinging to smoke molecules to create a chemical reaction. When this reaction occurs, the smoke molecule will dissipate which eliminates the smoke odor forever.
Baker Restoration and Construction can handle all types of odor removal. Over the past 20 years, we have addressed not only smoke odors, but animal odors, decay, fecal matter odors, as well as a slew of others.
Each type of odor requires different cleaning techniques. At the end of the day, you can categorize odors into two types: chemical odors and organic odors. The molecular structure of chemical odors and organic odors are different, which is why they require different methods to remove.
Baker Restoration has the knowledge and expertise to provide the proper tools and chemicals to remove both types of ordors. Certified by the IICRC, we have taken the proper steps to fully understand odor removal in order to provide you the peace of mind that we can handle your specific situation with ease.
The goal in any odor removal project is to attack the odor at its primary source. When addressed correctly, the odor will be removed forever.
Do Not Delay, the Problem Will Become Worse
Baker Restoration has been servicing the Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Eastern Cuyahoga Counties for over 20 years. Certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration), all of our technicians are properly trained to meet any soot, smoke or odor removal situation.
The last thing you need is the additional hassle of a recurring odor problem. That is why we make an effort to eliminate the soot & odor at its source. We understand that every situation is different, and we strive to make sure we get the job done the first time.
If you have experienced soot, smoke and odor damage to your building, Baker Restoration and Construction can help restore your property to its original state.