The Effects of Smoke and Fire Damage After Weeks
Damage from a fire does not end once the flames are extinguished. In addition to creating an unpleasant odor, smoke and soot residue can continue to cause damage with every passing second. Here is a brief overview of the damage you can expect after weeks if untreated:
After days of contact with soot, the walls in your home will become discolored and need to be stripped and repainted. Metal items will begin to show corrosion. Wood items will become so damaged they need to be stripped and refinished and vinyl flooring will need to be replaced. Plus, the discoloration of fabrics including clothing and upholstery will become permanent.
If soot still has not been cleaned up weeks after the fire, glass and china items will become pitted or etched due to the acidic nature of the soot. And you will probably have to have your carpet replaced. With that said, the need to replace all carpet and windows will add a lot of expense to your restoration project.
Get professional help now by calling SERVPRO of Norfolk and Portsmouth for fast and effective emergency smoke damage restoration. We will get a fully trained, certified, and insured crew out to your property ASAP. Call us today at 757-397-3770 or 757-625-1245.