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Hire a Professional or DIY: The Cost Effective Way to Remove Smoke Residue From Your Rochester Home

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage may appear to be easy to remove, but often require professional remediation.

Can You Clean Smoke Residue in Your Rochester Home on Your Own?

Fires can present many obstacles for homeowners and restoration companies to overcome in your Rochester residence. While our skilled technicians can help you through each of these steps needed to restore your property fully, many homeowners remain curious if they could reduce their out of pocket expenses by cleaning up some of this damage on their own before this assistance arrives. With effects like soot and smoke damage, many of these same homeowners believe that cleaning these areas on their own could provide the same level of quality and thoroughness, but at a fraction of the cost.

Now the real question becomes: is it possible to restore some of the fire damages to your Rochester home on your own without the assistance of skilled professionals? The short answer to this question is no, as most homeowners lack the awareness to the full scope of the damages to restore any facet of the effects entirely. Moreover, DIY approaches can often make the situation worse, ultimately requiring tear out and reconstruction for materials that otherwise would not have required it.

Soot and smoke damage specifically can lead to concerns for indoor air quality, which in itself can be a deterrent for homeowners to attempt to remove these effects on their own. Our SERVPRO professionals have a full measure of personal protective equipment that can keep us safe from damaging airborne effects and potential risks that exist in your home’s construction as we work to mitigate your loss upon our arrival.

Smoke residue comes explicitly to rest gently on the surfaces of materials in many cases, which requires a specific process to remove to prevent smearing and staining of the affected area. If staining has occurred with smoke residue or soot, it is challenging for even our experienced SERVPRO professionals to recover.

As tempting as DIY cleanup and debris removal might be, you should leave it to our SERVPRO of Dover – Rochester professionals. Give us a call 24/7 at (603) 743-4301.

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