Recovering From Fire And Smoke Damage

fire and smoke damage savannah, fire and smoke damage restoration savannah, fire and smoke damage repair savannahFires are devastating and can destroy everything around them. We often think of all the dangers the flames bring when we think about house fires, but there is something else that can be just as dangerous and have effects long after the flames have been extinguished – smoke. Smoke damage, when not addressed correctly or left too long, can be just as devastating (if not more) than the initial flames of the fire. The problem with smoke is even if the fire didn’t damage every room in the home, smoke travels through the air, so smoke damage will be present everywhere. 

Fire And Smoke Damage In Savannah

At Harper Special Services, we know how serious fire and smoke damage are to our homes in Savannah, so we are going to walk you through how we handle smoke damage and how we can salvage as much as possible from your home and your belongings.

Understanding The Nature Of Smoke

Even the smallest fires that are put out quickly and seem nearly harmless can still cause smoke damage. Smoke has the ability to act like an acid and eat away at different materials is left untreated. Smoke can affect different materials in very different ways. Porous materials, like wood, fabrics, drywall, and sheetrock, easily absorb smoke, making that smell linger for months. When it comes to upholstery and curtains, special tools and techniques are used to remove the smoke particles from these materials, leaving them n