Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup

Smoke Damage

Since Smoke Rises, Damage Will Often Appear On or Near the Ceiling.

No home or business owner wants to experience firsthand the consequences of a fire. Even after the flames themselves have been squelched, there remains the task of cleanup. At Rapid Dry Services, we specialize in the restoration of structures from fire and smoke damage.

If and when you must restore a home or business from fire and smoke damage, you want to make sure that your repair company has the necessary skills. With Rapid Dry, you can place the problem entirely into our care. Our exceptional technicians understand all the effects of fire and smoke damage, along with how to repair them. If you ever find yourself in need of services for fire and smoke damage in Rochester or Buffalo, NY, give us a call at (585) 308-2264.

Signs of Smoke Damage

Smoke Damage

Smoke also Tends to Gravitate to Objects Made From Synthetic Materials.

In particular, smoke damage presents frustrations for the non-professional. Smoke contains harmful chemicals liberated from burning objects. These chemicals latch onto whatever surface becomes contaminated with soot, including furniture, walls, clothing, and air ducts. Damage can occur almost anywhere, but typically appears through the following channels.

Ceiling and Window Stains: Since hot air rises, smoke damage typically occurs directly above a fire. It can therefore appear as a dark residue on ceilings, or outside the structure around windows and doorways.

Behind Drapes and Blinds: Drapes and blinds typically create a pocket of cool air. Smoke travels to cooler areas around the house, and will often appear as soot and damage behind curtains, drapes, and blinds.

Enclosed Spaces: Victims of fires often express confusion at the presence of smoke damage in enclosed areas otherwise unaffected through the blaze. As smoke travels away from the high heat of the fire, it naturally gravitates to cooler areas. When the smoke finds its way into a closet or dresser, the cooler temperature will cause the soot particles to descend and settle.

Particle Ionization: Smoke particles have an electric charge that draws and binds them to particular surfaces. For example, nail heads in the ceiling will attract smoke as small halos. Synthetic materials also have the ionization features that lure smoke. Thanks to this, you can expect more smoke damage on synthetic furniture and clothing.

Call Today for Service

We understand that fire and smoke damage present a constant reminder of a traumatic event. Because of this, we work quickly to restore your home or business to its pre-fire state. If you need cleanup services for fire or smoke damage in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, give us a call at (585) 308-2264.