Soot is incompletely combusted materials leftover from a fire. Removing soot from walls and furniture is a very particular process that may destroy your belongings if done wrong or ignored. If left alone, soot will continuously cause irreversible damage to your home and household items. Here’s a timeline of how soot effects your home and your belongings.
- In minutes: Plastics yellow in color
- In Hours: Surfaces such as countertops, fiberglass, appliances and furniture begin to yellow. Metals will begin to tarnish
- In Days: Permanent staining on clothing, upholstery, and painted walls. Appliances and vinyl flooring will break and require replacement. Metals will rust and corrode
- In a week: Carpets are permanently destroyed. Glass and china will pit
However, if treated right, soot damage shouldn’t be an issue. At SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod, we have to tools of the trade and cleaning methods to put you back in your home fast. Call us anytime at 508-778-7378 to schedule a free estimate or to receive emergency service. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we're faster to any size disaster.