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Effects of Fire and Smoke Damage

The effects of fire damage reach far beyond the initial burns. As days and weeks pass, the damage incurred from a fire will only further deteriorate your home or office, so it is of the utmost importance that you begin the restoration process immediately. Whether it’s the walls, furniture, or your favorite old mantle piece, our certified, trained professionals will come make your home or office look like new.

If left for very long, the discoloration and odor caused by smoke damage can permanently sink in, and begin to corrode your favorite upholstery and appliances. Our professional team will come in and remove odor and the traces of smoke damage before they set in and do further permanent damage.

Smoke Damage

Smoke damage doesn’t just affect the visible parts of your room. In fact, smoke damage can reach up into crevices you may not even know exist, and do permanent damage to other parts of your home or office—including the corrosion of metals and wood.

Types of Smoke

Dry smoke: This often results from fast, high-temperature fires, and leaves a powdery coating.

Wet smoke: This type of smoke comes from lower heat, and it sets in further over a longer period of time making it much more difficult to get rid of.

Protein smoke: Only detectable by its offensive odor, this smoke will quickly cause damage and discoloration to your furniture.

Fuel-oil soot smoke: This is the result of what’s known as “puff back,” essentially a furnace malfunction, and can cause extensive damage in undetected places.

If these residues are left untouched, the damage will quickly become irreparable.

What You Can Do

Take immediate action and call Ritz Restoration, before you cost yourself astronomical amounts of money trying to replace all of your damaged upholstery.

And while you wait for Ritz to come: open your windows and use fans to circulate air throughout the rooms. Our professionals will take care of everything else.

We’ll walk through a pretest with you to see the extent of the damage within your home. Our latest technology can detect areas of damage that are virtually undetectable to most people. After that, we’ll give you a report of our findings are work with you through the most effective restoration plan.

And there’s no need to worry: we work with all major insurance companies, so that this doesn’t have to cost you any more than it already has. We want you to have peace of mind knowing that things are going to be back to their old selves in no time. Call Ritz Restoration today, and we’ll take care of the rest.