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You Don't Know Soot

So, you had you a chimney before or seen a fire or two, and you think you got it all figured out...Well, we hate to tell you but, more than likely, you don’t know soot!

chimney soot

That’s right.
It turns hands impossibly unclean if touched, and too much could give you the last bad cough you ever had, but what do you really know about soot?

Restore Pros of Athens, GA has seen its fair share of all kinds of loss. We only talk soot ‘cause we can clean it up! We’re who you want to call for soot damage removal, fire damage cleanup, and any insurance claim restoration your home or business may need.

So we’re here to give a few down and dirty facts to help you understand what happens when soot hits the fan!

sooty dirty hands

It is not dirt, but it’s definitely dirty.

Some confuse the brownish to black substance as dust, but don’t be fooled. Where a fire started and what burned during that fire all come together to make up the soot that rests on surfaces after the flames are out. The synthetic materials used to make the plastics, linen, drywall, and wood found in businesses or residences melt down and produce either dry or wet soot. Which brings us to the next point…

There is wet soot and dry soot (I know, surprise).

Even though they both are caused by the same thing (fire), they must be removed with completely different approaches and tools.

Soot is almost impossible to clean without proper training.

According to Wikipedia, soot is a mass of impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In other words, it is the result of many chemical reactions in a fire. So, soot removal must be done with the right technique and “chemicals” to counteract its cause.

Also, soot particles are abrasive, so not correctly cleaning soot-covered walls or floors can actually cause more damage.

Most importantly, soot can be destructive to the health.

Bronchitis, coronary heart disease, and asthma are just some of the health problems that can be caused by prolonged soot exposure.

After a fire, people come face-to-face with the aftermath of the devastation of their home or business. Choosing the right fire damage restoration company makes all the difference in your overall experience.
Restore Pros of Athens, GA is the locally owned, high quality service company that can help restore your property and life from fire and smoke damage long before the soot settles.

To find out more about how our soot damage removal, damage cleanup, or claim restoration services can help restore your home or business, please call us at (706) 510-0497 or visit us at www.athensrestoration.com.