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Smoke and soot damage restoration

Smoke & Soot Restoration in Huntsville & Albertville, AL

Fire damage can wreak havoc on your home, leaving behind destruction that lasts long after the flames are out. At Special Touch Restoration, our IICRC-certified experts deliver top-notch smoke and soot damage restoration as part of our fire damage restoration services. Our emergency crews are available 24/7/365 for both residential and commercial customers in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, and other cities we serve.

Our company has earned an A+ rating from BBB as well as Google Guaranteed Business status in light of our excellent services. As a locally owned and operated business, we value customer service because our customers are our friends and neighbors. To learn more, contact us at 256-908-8484 or click here to schedule an appointment for services at your property.

Various Kinds of Smoke We Clean & Deodorize in Alabama

We specialize in addressing smoke odors and damage from various hazardous smoke residues. We aim to restore structure, contents, and air quality from smoke and soot. Our expertise covers:

Dry Smoke

Arising from rapid, high-temperature fires, this type of smoke leaves distinct residues.

Wet Smoke

Emanating from slow-burning or smoldering fires, it carries a potent odor and leaves a sticky, smudgy residue.

Protein Smoke

Known for discoloring paints and varnishes, it releases an extremely strong odor and often remains unseen.

Fuel Oil Smoke

Originating from furnace smoke recirculating through the HVAC system, it produces oily soot & poses health hazards.

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Our Smoke & Soot Cleanup Steps

When smoke infiltrates a home, its effects can be swift and extensive. Within a few hours, walls may become discolored, metals tarnished, and appliances tinged yellow. It's imperative to act promptly to mitigate these damages. When we arrive at your property, we follow these time-tested restoration steps:

  • We assess the damage and provide a detailed estimate of the required services and their cost.
  • We remove soot and residues from surfaces & contents.
  • We will dispose of irreparable materials that can’t be repaired.
  • We thoroughly clean carpets, rugs, and other items.
  • We use high-quality dehumidifiers to neutralize smoke odor.
  • We deodorize and sanitize the entire area to stop mold growth.

What Are the Health Effects of Soot and Smoke Exposure?

Exposure to soot and smoke can have various adverse health effects, depending on factors such as the duration and intensity of exposure. Some common health effects include:

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  • Respiratory Issues: Inhaling soot and smoke particles can irritate the respiratory tract, leading to coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and exacerbation of asthma or other respiratory conditions.
  • Cardiovascular Problems: Smoke particles enter the bloodstream, causing inflammation and oxidative stress -- two risk factors for heart attacks and strokes.
  • Aggravation of Existing Conditions: Individuals with existing respiratory conditions, as well as senior citizens, children, and pregnant women, are vulnerable to smoke exposure.
  • Eye and Skin Irritation: Soot and smoke can irritate the eyes, leading to redness, itching, and tearing. Skin irritation or allergic reactions may also occur upon contact with smoke residues.
  • Long-Term Health Risks: Chronic exposure to soot and smoke has been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory diseases.

Premium Smoke & Odor Removal Services We Offer in Alabama

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  • Smoke Odor Removal: Smoke tends to permeate various materials within your living or working space, including furniture, bedding, curtains, and more, resulting in persistent odors. Our expertise lies in efficiently removing these lingering smells and restoring a fresh indoor environment.
  • Soot Cleaning: Soot, characterized by its deep black, powdery, or flaky texture, is a byproduct of incomplete combustion during a fire and is often challenging to clean. Our specialists employ advanced techniques to effectively eliminate dry or greasy soot residues, ensuring comprehensive restoration.
  • Duct System Smoke Removal: Smoke infiltration into your HVAC duct system can spread burnt odors throughout your property. With our beneficial tools, such as dusters, vacuums, air deodorizers, and sanitizing sprays, we thoroughly cleanse your ductwork, eliminating smoke particles and restoring air quality.
  • HVAC Smoke Removal: Whether stemming from house fires, chimney incidents, or puffbacks, large volumes of smoke and soot can accumulate within your HVAC system, causing pervasive, smoky odors. Our dedicated cleanup crew specializes in addressing these issues, ensuring your entire property is free from smoke-related residues and odors.

Restore Your Property from Smoke & Soot Damage in Huntsville & Albertville

Has your property recently been affected by a fire? Even after the flames are out, the presence of soot and smoke can linger, causing unwanted smells and health hazards. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Special Touch Restoration specializes in cleaning up and restoring properties after fire disasters. Our IICRC-certified technicians quickly and efficiently will return your damaged home or office to its pre-loss condition. We also bill directly to your insurance company to expedite the claims process and assist you in getting the maximum settlement. To get our fire damage restoration services in your area, call us at 256-908-8484. You can also click here to schedule services at your property in Huntsville, Albertville, or Decatur.