Soot Removal

Fires are among the most destructive disasters that can strike a home or building because they cause many different types of damage.  One type of damage that is commonly caused by fire and smoke is soot damage.  After a fire, there is usually soot left on many surfaces within the home or building and the smoke can even leave soot on surfaces that were not affected directly by the flames.  ServiceMaster NCR provides soot removal for the Washington, D.C. metro area as part of our fire damage restoration.  Our technicians can safely remove soot damage from a variety of surfaces.

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Emergency Pre-Cleaning

After a fire, soot damage becomes permanently etched into surfaces if it is not attended to immediately. .  This is the critical step in which we immediately begin work to clean and protect your contents and valuables that are prone to permanent damage.  We can effectively remove soot from porcelain such as; sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers), metals such as faucets, door handles, etc.) and ceramics and glass such as chandeliers, crystal, etc..

After the initial pre-cleaning of the surfaces, we execute a full cleaning which may include ultrasonic cleaning, ozone cleaning and hydroxyls.  A protective coating is then applied to the affected surfaces to help prevent further damage from harmful, caustic acids that can permanently etch or destroy valuable finishes.  It is important that soot damaged surfaces are addressed immediately because the caustic, acidic soot can cause ongoing damages that will eventually become permanent.

In the immediate aftermath of a fire, it is important to begin fire damage restoration services because the damage from fire and soot can continue to spread or even become permanent. We are conveniently located in the Washington, D.C. metro area.  Call ServiceMaster NCR at (855) 957-6627 or contact us online at to get started.