Fire Damage Restoration in Southwest Florida

Soot, Smoke, Odor Removal Services of ServiceMaster by Wright

Serving residential and commercial customers throughout Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, Englewood, Longboat Key, Marco Island, Venice, and Siesta Key

Soot, Smoke, and Odor Removal Shouldn’t Be Your Problem; It’s Ours

After a fire inside your home or business in Southwest Florida is extinguished, soot build-up leaves a distasteful odor behind and can cause potentially serious health-related issues. Soot can smear and be pushed into surfaces when attempting to brush or wipe it away, causing permanent staining that could have been avoided and pushing chlorides deeper into materials. Some soot-covered surfaces cannot even be effectively vacuumed to remove all residue without staining.

There is a misconception that some have if an area was not precisely impacted by the fire damage, that smoke damage and soot damage is not present. Far from the case, during a fire, smoke will roam to cooler and upper areas of a structure. Even if there is a fire in the lower level living room on the first floor of a building, the upper levels of the property may also require smoke damage restoration.

Smoke and soot damage can be acutely destructive to your home or business. Smoke damage occurs in many different types. Each type comes with individual levels of effect on your property and necessitates different methods for restoration.

How smoke can damage your home?

  • In just a few minutes smoke can discolor the walls, and within a few hours, finishes on kitchen appliances can turn yellow
  • Smoke causes etching in a glass after just a short time, and smoke will tarnish metal quickly
  • Ash and smoke can continue to cause damage and corrosion to materials if they are left behind


5 types of Smoke Damage

  • Dry Smoke Residue
  • Wet Smoke Residue
  • Protein Residue
  • Fuel and Oil Residue
  • Fire Extinguisher Residue

Dry Smoke Residue – This type of residue occurs during fast-burning fires that burn at a high temperature. The residue is dry, powdery, and does not smear much.

Wet Smoke Residue – This type of residue occurs from slow smoldering fires with low heat. This residue is typically sticky with strong odors and can smear and be difficult to clean.

Protein Residue – This type of residue is invisible, and it can discolor paints, varnishes, and other finishes. It has a very strong odor.

Fuel and Oil Residue – This type of residue rarely comes from fires unless petroleum products have been stored on site. Most commonly, fuel and oil residue comes from furnace puff backs that cause a fuel oil soot. This is sticky and difficult to clean.

Fire Extinguisher Residue – This residue is also sometimes a necessity. Some types of fire extinguishers do not require clean-up after use, but chemical fire extinguishers do. Clean up can vary by the type of fire extinguisher used.

To ensure superior removal of soot, smoke, and odor damage, our soot, smoke, and fire damage professionals at ServiceMaster by Wright:

  • Clean the ash residue that builds up on surfaces before it spreads
  • Neutralize the odors to keep them from returning
  • Remove the troubling reminders of soot, odor, and stains from at-risk items, such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, porcelain, as well as fabrics, upholstery, and carpets
  • Deodorize the carpets and curtains before they are cleaned
  • Use special chemicals that break up the molecules in the smoke to get rid of the odors before dry cleaning your clothing

The removal of smoke and soot damage can be either by cleaning, resurfacing or replacing. The team at ServiceMaster by Wright with over 40 years of experience will assess the fire and soot damage and will outline and document a course of action for you.

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Wright?

  • Our team of restorers is highly trained and experienced to manage soot, smoke, and odor removal service in homes and businesses in Southwest Florida.
  • Every program of work is lead by an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited restorer in the field of fire damage.
  • The lead restorer manages any labor and trades required in the make safe, cleaning, and restoration program.
  • Our lead IICRC certified restorers have a combined experience in restoration of over 40 years, so you can be confident you are dealing with reliable experts in the field of restoration
  • Our focus on customer satisfaction has been recognized in our achievements.
  • We seek feedback from all of our clients and are proactive in addressing any concerns to ensure all our clients are delighted with the outcomes of our restoration program.

Don’t let damage destroy your peace of mind! ServiceMaster by Wright services Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Englewood, Fort Myers, Longboat Key, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Venice, Florida. We are Southwest Florida’s trusted emergency damage restoration company since 1978. We uphold excellence and quality workmanship and will respond to your needs 24/7. Contact us at 866-676-7761.

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