Smoke Damage in Casper, WY
As you can see in the photo, this home had heavy smoke damage from a fire. There were charred materials present in the source area. In this area, there are not any burnt materials, but the walls were heavily discolored by smoke.
There are many techniques used to clean up smoke damage. Factors such as the cause of the fire, the type of materials that burned, and how close the affected areas are to the source, help determine what cleaning methods are used. We also determine if the surfaces can be restored by cleaning alone (“clean for clean”) or if they need to be cleaned to prepare the damaged surfaces for sealer and paint (“clean for paint”). On this job, we are performing “clean for paint” on walls with heavy smoke damage. We start by mixing a blend of soot-removal products that will ensure that sealer can adhere to the surfaces after cleaning. Using this blend on our towels, we start wiping off the walls. When utilizing a wet cleaning method, it is important to always start from the bottom and work your way up, performing the cleaning in a circular motion. By doing this you are able to cover the area more efficiently, and achieve a uniform soot removal.