Disaster One understands the quicker the response time the greater the chance of containing the loss and preventing further damage, saving property and time. In the event of a smoke loss contact Disaster One to quickly begin the restoration process.

Effects of Smoke and Fire to a Home: Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks

  • Within minutes-acid soot residues cause plastics to yellow; highly porous materials discolor permanently.
  • Within hours-fixtures, metals, counter tops, appliances and furniture may tarnish, yellow, or discolor.
  • Within days-acid residues cause painted walls to yellow permanently, metals corrode, wood furniture requires refinishing; clothing becomes soot stained; upholstery stains permanently.
  • Within weeks-restoration costs increase. Carpet fibers may yellow or discolor permanently; glass, crystal, china may require replacement due to severe etching and pitting due to prolonged exposure to acid soot residues.

Odors will continue to permeate throughout your property unless the odor is contained. The sooner smoke restoration treatments are applied the better; therefore, an initial “pre-cleaning” can save items from becoming permanently discolored from the soot or damaged in other ways.
Contact us for professional smoke restoration and smoke damage cleaning services in Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.