When you experience a fire, your home can sustain damages far greater than just the noticeable burn marks. A fire can leave behind ash, soot, and water damage. But of all the damages possible, smoke damage is one of the most dangerous. Smoke damage is insidious. It permeates soft, porous textiles as well as building materials. Left untreated, smoke can corrode and pollute your home. At Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration, we have helped families in the Roswell, New Mexico area rid their homes of smoke damage since 1992. Our trained and certified technicians are standing by, available 24/7 at (575) 623-0993 to take your call and help restore your home.
Before cleanup and restoration can begin, our technicians must identify the type of smoke damage your home has. The type of damage depends on the circumstance of the fire. Everything from temperature to location and even fuel can impact the type of damage left behind. Only by identifying the type of damage can our team begin the restoration process.
When a wood- or paper-fueled fire burns fast and at a high temperature, dry smoke is likely to occur. Dry smoke is the most visible type of smoke damage, with a powdery texture. Compared to denser smokes and soot, dry smoke is relatively easy to clean up. However, dry smoke can get trapped in porous materials and can fall into cracks in your home that hide the damages from plain sight. With dry smoke damage, it’s important to have a smoke odor removal specialist investigate all areas of the damaged rooms to make sure none of the smoke gets left behind.
Low-heat fires fueled by organic materials (such as food) can leave behind protein residue. The smoke of protein residue is invisible. However, the damages caused by it are strikingly noticeable. Painted, varnished, and other finished surfaces can become discolored by protein residue, and it leaves behind a noticeable, unpleasant smell. A properly trained technician can spot the damages caused by protein residue and restore surfaces.
Also known as petroleum residue, fuel and oil residue is caused by petroleum-fueled fires and often does not occur in most homes and offices. There is, however, a chance for a furnace to release smoke and soot if not ignited properly. In this instance, a fire is not always present, but the smoke damage can still linger. Fuel and oil residue has a sticky, dense texture that makes it difficult to clean. With the right industry-standard equipment and training, a technician can remove the residue and leave surfaces fresh and clean.
When plastic or rubber is burned, they create low-heat fires that often smolder, leaving behind wet smoke damage. Although the fires themselves may seem less dangerous with fewer flames, the thick, black smoke they create can be particularly hazardous. Wet smoke sticks to the surfaces of your home and smears easily. Without the proper training, cleaning and restoring the damages caused by wet smoke can be challenging – nearing impossible.
After the smoke and its residue have been visibly removed, restoration can begin on the affected surfaces. If the smoke caused damage to your home’s surfaces or furnishings, our team of specialists will work to resurface and repair the items, restoring them to a pre-fire state. We can restore painted surfaces, varnished surfaces, carpets, upholstery, and more. No matter what the smoke damaged in your home, Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration can repair it.
Smoke and smoke odor can also affect your valuables. In this case, our team will safely pack your valuables, inventory them, and transfer them to a secure, climate-controlled warehouse. Once at the warehouse, we clean, deodorize, and restore your belongings while they are in storage. We’ll then return your valuables to your newly cleaned and restored home.
When you experience a house fire, your home can be left in disarray. Even after the fire has been put out and the immediate, obvious damages repaired, smoke can leave behind a strong odor that makes your home feel and smell unclean. When you call Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration to remove your smoke odor, you hire a team of trained and certified smoke odor removal specialists who can track down trace amounts of smoke, cleaning and restoring the damages. So, if you want your Roswell, New Mexico home or office to smell as fresh and healthy as it did before the fire – or maybe even more so – give us a call at (575) 623-0993. Our phone lines are open 24/7 and we never leave a voicemail unanswered. We know timing is important when it comes to smoke odor cleanup and restoration, and we’ll get our technicians on-site as soon as possible to begin the process.