Fire is devastating to everything it touches, but protecting your home and belongings goes far beyond merely quenching the flames. The smoke and soot left behind after a building fire can be almost as devastating and the longer you allow it to sit uncleaned, the more damage it will do. That’s why it’s vital to call an experienced fire damage restoration company immediately after your home or office fire has been put out.
What most homeowners do not realize is that soot and smoke particles are acidic. This means that in addition to the black streaks and smoky smell they leave behind, they can also corrode metal, glass, plastic, and soft stone, such as marble. Discoloration occurs within minutes, and in a matter of hours, your tile grout, appliances, and furniture may yellow. If left for days, some items will be stained permanently. Family heirlooms, such as china and crystal are especially vulnerable to prolonged acidic exposure, while electronics may be permanently ruined.
Because of the acidity, the risk of inhaling smoke and soot particles into your lungs, and the damage that can be caused by delayed cleaning, it’s important to call a professional restoration company right away. Paramount Restoration can be there within an hour day or night to begin cleanup anywhere in the Greater Cincinnati area or Northern Kentucky. Call us now for an estimate at (859) 525-2379.