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Soot Cleanup and Removal

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Whether you've had a fire, or a puffback, soot is bound to be encountered and must be properly cleaned and removed. Soot may seem insignificant but if left alone, it can become a serious health hazard. It is best to let HomeDoc's trained technicians with knowledge of proper protocols be the ones to take care of the mess. Without the help of professionals, your soot cleanup may cause even more damage. Here’s what you need to know about soot removal and how to work with professionals after a fire.


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Why Soot Cleanup Is Important

Soot residue can be oil-based, which makes it exceedingly difficult to remove from absorptive textures such as carpeting, upholstery and fabrics. This residue which results from “puffbacks” must be treated with the proper actions or irreversible damage may occur.

How to Recognize Soot Damage

Soot damage from smoke is most commonly identified in easy to see areas such as your walls. However, it can also hide undetected in ventilation systems for days, which is why it’s crucial to perform a thorough inspection of your property after a fire. You never know where smoke damage could be hiding! Common signs of soot include:

  • Black streaks or smudges

  • Black dust

  • Unpleasant odors

The Soot Removal Process

If you’ve identified soot or think your property may be at risk, start with a call to a team of professionals who can evaluate your individual situation. At HomeDoc Restoration, we offer both fire damage and commercial cleanup services to help you get back in your space as soon as possible. The soot cleanup and removal services will depend on the size and severity of a particular job, but here’s a quick look at our general fire damage and soot removal process:

Call Now for Soot Removal Services

If you’d like to learn more about our soot removal process, commercial cleaning abilities, or direct insurance billing, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today. Our fire damage services can help you tackle even the largest disaster—HomeDoc is here to help.

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