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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Soot Cleaning: Right versus Wrong

Different types of fire/soot damage require different cleaning methods. A grease fire is not cleaned the same way as a dryer fire for instance. SERVPRO of Hazleton/Dallas/Harvey's Lake has the training and expertise to know what method will work best. This is why you should always call a professional cleaning company following any fire damage. The first picture is the result of a well intention homeowner attempting to clean soot damage from a sheet rocked ceiling. They unintendedly embedded the soot causing permanent damage. The second picture is the result of using a soot sponge to safely remove the excess soot and getting the surface ready for painting.