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Soot is the leftover residue from smoke and is composed of substances burned in the fire. This can include plastics, foams, fabrics, carpets, wood products, synthetic fibers or wool. Because it has so many different types of particulates in it, soot poses a health risk in the form of respiratory hazards. The particle size of soot is 2.5 microns, a size associated with deep lung penetration. This is why it is so crucial to call in the experts for fire and smoke damage. ServiceMaster Restoration by RSI has the tools, equipment, and training to properly clean up soot. When your home or business suffers from a fire, you may not know what to do next. We do.


Soot slowly erodes whatever it is left on. Surfaces, walls, and kitchen appliances will begin to discolor within minutes of coming into contact with soot. Glass and mirrors will etch and metal will tarnish. Soot contains chemicals that deteriorate your possessions, so the longer you wait to call a certified fire damage technician, the less likely you can return your things to pre-loss condition. Waiting even just a few hours is too long! If you want to make a full recovery after a fire, you need to act – fast. 


A smoky odor hanging around after a fire means there are still soot particulates in the air that pose a respiratory health threat. Odor removal is a part of smoke and fire damage cleanup because if you leave those particles in the air, you’re putting the health of you and your family at risk.

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Act fast by calling the fire damage experts at ServiceMaster Restoration by RSI. Our technicians are on call 24/7, year round for emergency fire damage calls at (888) 321 – 2987. Call now and preserve your salvageable items!

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