service04When it comes to fire damage, ServiceMaster Restoration by Bailey uses proven techniques to clean and restore your property back to pre-loss conditions. Smoke damage can cause heavy black soot marks and discoloration to walls, ceilings, and furnishings. Some objects may even be charred beyond recognition.

Once the fire is over, what it leaves behind will continue to affect the house and damage your belongings. Ash and smoke, if left unhindered, can be incredibly corrosive. We are professionals that can clean fire and smoke damage before it becomes a major problem using proven methods unique to your property’s surface materials.

Dry ice blasting – Solid carbon dioxide (as known as dry ice) can be an effective cleaning agent to remove soot and char from wood beams, joists, and trusses damaged by fire. Dry ice is accelerated in a pressurized air stream at the damaged surface and evaporates upon contact, leaving no secondary media waste.

Soda blasting – Baking soda is a great low-impact deodorizer and cleaner that is gentle but effective. Wood joists, concrete walls, and brick surfaces can all be restored using soda blasting to deodorize and clean them back to an original state.  Soda blasting can also strip and prep surfaces that may be thin or delicate, as it is much less erosive than a traditional sand or grit solution.

If you don’t get professional help in cleaning up smoke damage as soon as possible, your items can continue to be damaged over time by ash residue. After a few days, walls can become discolored permanently, including clothes and upholstery. Call ServiceMaster Restoration by Bailey to take care of all your smoke and fire damage needs in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and Eastern Polk County, Iowa; we’ll restore your home and your prized possessions to bring you peace of mind.