If your property was damaged by fire, you will likely require prompt, professional soot and odor removal services for your residence. These problems can threaten your health and lead to ongoing issues within your property, contributing to corrosion and the deterioration of material in your home. To ensure the full recovery of your residence, it is vital to begin an effective smoke damage cleanup and soot removal operation right away.
ATI Restoration is an industry leader in the field of residential soot and odor removal. We possess the knowledge, experience, tools, and technology needed to remove soot and odor after a residential fire. Our seasoned team of trusted experts is standing by 24/7/365 to answer your call, thoroughly evaluate your property, and tailor a plan to get you back into your home as quickly as possible.
ATI Restoration is the largest family-operated restoration and reconstruction company in the United States. Since 1989, we have earned a reputation for clear communication, quality workmanship, and prompt service. Each of our soot and odor removal technicians is extensively trained, highly experienced, and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC).
When soot and strong odors infiltrate your home, ATI Restoration is ready to help. We proudly offer 24-Hour Emergency Response for all your urgent matters so you can breathe easier and go from soot to sparkle.
Our soot and odor removal services tackle soot damage and stains with effective removers while deodorizing the entire property. Soot particles are small and invasive, embedding themselves into building materials like drywall or porous items like upholstery.
Unless it is professionally addressed, soot can linger long after your property is restored. Smoke odor is potent and long-lasting. Deodorizing and cleanup service experts work to prevent any potential health problems they can cause. Our experienced professionals have the expertise and advanced equipment required to completely remove smoke odor after a fire.
Depending on your unique needs, we may utilize the following to restore your home to its original state—if not better—after soot and odor damage.
Nano filters are advanced filtration systems that remove particles and pollutants from air or liquids. These filters are designed to be highly efficient in capturing particles at the nanoscale level, which includes particles that are as small as a few nanometers in size. Nano filters are commonly used in various applications, including air purification, water treatment, and industrial processes. When it comes to removing soot and odor after a fire, nano filters can be invaluable tools.
Air scrubbers play a crucial role in eliminating noxious airborne particles. They work by drawing in air and passing it through filters, effectively removing harmful contaminants. This is critical during home restoration after a fire to safeguard the occupants’ health and well-being.
Ozone generators release artificial ozone gas that chemically alters pollutants, particularly smoke particles. They are left to operate independently, making them a popular choice for odor removal. These generators work quickly, typically completing their task within a day, due to ozone’s short half-life and its ability to accumulate in enclosed spaces.
Ozone generators are recommended to run for 3–6 hours, but they must be used only in unoccupied areas. During operation, everyone (including the restoration team) will evacuate the area. But, after about 2–3 hours, ozone settles and reverts to safe-to-breathe oxygen, allowing occupants to re-enter after a few hours of generator shutdown.
Hydroxyl technology produces hydroxyl radicals, which transform air contaminants into harmless carbon dioxide and water, offering a straightforward and efficient odor removal process that doesn’t rely on masking agents, chemicals, or oils. Hydroxyl technology can run continuously alongside restoration efforts, facilitating the simultaneous removal of smoky or musty odors from fabrics and surfaces while structural repairs are addressed. Devices are strategically placed throughout the affected area and typically yield noticeable odor reduction within a few hours, with full results achieved over a span of a few days.
Soot is the black residue left behind when materials burn incompletely. Composed of tiny carbon particles and various toxic chemicals, soot is notorious for its insidious nature. After a fire, it can permeate every nook and cranny, making its presence felt even when it’s out of sight.
As a leading soot and odor removal company, ATI Restoration is keenly aware of the dangers associated with soot exposure following a fire. We are committed to fully restoring properties to their original—or improved—condition.
Inhaling soot particles can have immediate and long-term consequences for respiratory health. Soot can penetrate deep into the lungs, causing irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Over time it may lead to more serious conditions, including bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Recent research has unveiled a link between soot exposure and cardiovascular issues. Fine particulate matter from soot can enter the bloodstream, causing inflammation and increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Soot isn't just composed of carbon particles; it also contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals. These include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are known carcinogens. Long-term exposure to these chemicals may elevate the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer.
Soot can also cause skin and eye irritation upon contact. This is particularly concerning for firefighters and first responders who often have prolonged exposure to soot during fire-fighting efforts.
Emerging studies suggest that soot exposure may have adverse effects on the nervous system and cognitive development, particularly in children. This includes potential links to learning disabilities and behavioral issues.
At ATI Restoration, our technicians have undergone rigorous safety training and wear respirators, rubber gloves, and needed protection suits while using powerful cleaning solutions. Following the restoration process, the team makes sure your property is clear of any hazardous odors or cleaning products.
Since there is no singular cleaning method to remove strong smoke soot and odor, we use various solutions depending on the affected area. This ranges from wet cleaning to a more involved scrub with trisodium phosphate. Areas with loose soot on hard surfaces may only require warm water or a dry chemical sponge. For more porous surfaces, we may opt for a stronger chemical or degreaser to get the hard-to-reach soot particles.
Restoring your property to its original condition means it should smell fire-free. Smoke, soot, and odor removal are equally important in getting your property back to its pre-loss condition or better. While soot can hide in areas unseen, you can’t hide strong odors. Leveraging high-end technology to evaluate the entire property, our fire disaster recovery services are thorough, finding soot in even the most unlikely and hard-to-reach places.
Our team evaluates the structural integrity of the home and assesses all damages. Then, we identify the critical starting points and set any reconstruction requirements into motion. Cleaning services work in conjunction with reconstruction to ensure your new space is free of offensive odors and back in the least amount of time.
When facing the aftermath of soot and odor damage, the decision you make regarding a restoration service is critical in determining the speed and quality of your property’s recovery. We offer extensive experience, multiple service locations, and a proven track record, making us the clear choice for homeowners dealing with structural damage.
At ATI Restoration, our deep commitment to those affected by disaster sets us apart. We know that our role extends beyond property restoration; we are partners in rebuilding lives disrupted by traumatic events. Our genuine concern for our customers drives us to swiftly alleviate concern and restore a sense of normalcy.
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Our restoration professionals hold IICRC certifications and apply well-established scientific principles to the restoration process, ensuring accurate assessments and delivering quality outcomes.
ATI is unwavering in its dedication to achieving excellence in every project. Our commitment to quality shines through in the consistently exceptional results we deliver to our valued customers.
We use state-of-the-art technology in soot and odor removal projects. Our investment in the latest tools allows us to provide more efficient and precise restoration services.
Our 24-Hour Emergency Response guarantees the swift dispatch of a reconstruction team to your property. Our crews arrive fully equipped to assess the damage.
We assign the right experts to each project, leveraging our extensive knowledge of local permitting procedures and decades-long relationships with insurance providers.
ATI Restoration takes pride in offering personalized customer care. We will work closely with you to tailor a restoration plan that meets your unique needs and goals.
The dangers of soot exposure after a fire are not to be underestimated. While the visible damage to property may be distressing, it is the hidden menace of soot that poses a grave threat to your health and well-being. The soot and odor removal experts at ATI Restoration have unmatched experience, skill, and industry knowledge. We take pride in our hard-earned reputation for excellence in restoring, repairing, and rebuilding damaged residential properties.
As a family-operated business, we never lose sight of the need for empathy and compassion in repairing and rebuilding homes. We proudly combine the expertise of a large-scale general contractor with more than three decades of disaster mitigation experience.
If you need soot and odor removal services after a disaster anywhere in the United States, contact ATI Restoration for immediate assistance. With our 24-Hour Emergency Response, we will dispatch a team to your home immediately.
It is not recommended. Fires can impact your building’s structure, making it hazardous to walk through a damaged area. Smoke, soot, and odors are also dangerous to breathe in touch. Use a professional fire damage restoration company with proven processes for a thorough cleaning.
Smoke particles are very fine, meaning a surface doesn’t have to be visibly porous for them to sink in and stick. Even hard countertops are victim to smoke particles that make smoke removal seem impossible.
There are various techniques in removing smoke odor, and depending on the damage, some or all of these techniques may be used. For harder surfaces, the team may use multiple wet cleaning options with different levels of cleaners. A dry cleaning sponge or industrial dry cleaning may be necessary for upholstery or flooring. This can also address soot stains. To better understand the many cleaning options and restoration services available, have your disaster recovery team evaluate the damage and provide the most appropriate options.