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Professional Fire, Soot and Smoke Restoration in Shreveport & Bossier City

After a fire, the textiles and electronics in your home may be damaged by soot. Soot or ash can cause discoloration of textiles and tarnish or corrode materials in electronics. Putman Restoration is here to support you and your home’s contents after a fire with expert soot removal and soot damage restoration services.

To return your residential or commercial property to its pre-loss condition requires a professional restoration service. When the fire department finishes their job, we are just getting started.

Repairing not only the direct fire, soot and smoke damage, but also the water destruction left by firefighting efforts (incl. broken water infrastructure such as pipes), our specialized restoration experts are here to pick up the pieces and return your home to a pristine conditionWe’ll professionally remove the pervasive smoke odor from your entire home, as well as the soot from your upholstery and carpets.

We understand that dealing with all this fire damage is a very heavy burden on you, which is why we make a special effort in providing a soot restoration process that is straightforward and stress-free.

To minimize the damage to your home (and chances of claim rejection by your insurance’s hidden “gradual water damage” clause) due to post-fire mold, it is important that you contact us as soon as firefighters end their work.

 Call us today at 318-287-8383 or click here to get more information about our soot restoration service.

What Should You Do after A Fire?

Soot Restoration

First of all, CALL US. The sooner you do, the sooner we arrive. We’ll prevent any additional damage from occurring and immediately begin the process of returning your life to normal.

However, until we arrive, there are a few things you can do to minimize damage and help in the restoration process of your home:

  • Limit your movements. Footsteps can result in soot particles becoming embedded in the upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep your hands and feet clean of soot to avoid further soiling upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Cover rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas with clean towels or old linens.
  • If the power is off (or the electricity infrastructure damaged) empty your freezer, refrigerator and prop their doors open.
  • Apply a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil to chrome surfaces.
  • Rinse the leaves of houseplants on both sides.
  • Replace your HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth (or something similar) over air registers.

Soot and Smoke Damage Restoration

Professional Fire, Soot and Smoke Restoration

Ash and soot left by a fire will continue to impact your home long after the dust has settled. Ash and smoke, if not properly treated, will result in extensive corrosion, etching and discoloration as well as powerful and persistent odors. The good news is our professionals at Putman Restoration can reverse this damage before it turns into a major problem.

We clean up smoke damage and restore items affected by a fire, but most importantly, we need access to the site and begin operations as soon as possible before ash residue can cause ongoing problems. The first noticeable effect of ash in a home is discoloration of most surfaces. Anything that is made of plastic or that was close to the fire will start discoloring within minutes. After a few hours, fiberglass and finishes on your appliances will begin to yellow. Metals also tarnish. Within a few days, ash residues can result in permanent discoloration of your walls as well as clothing and upholstery.
Wood and vinyl will need to be refinished or replaced entirely.
Our Soot Restoration Service Includes:

  • Remediate toxic chemicals from your contents
  • Prevent etching or damage to glass
  • Restore tarnished metals
  • Neutralize the corrosive process
  • Prevent discoloration
  • Remove odor

Contact Us Immediately After Fire Damage for Soot Restoration

AT Putman Restoration, we don’t just provide soot removal services for your belongings; we offer a full suite of water restoration, smoke remediation, mold remediation, storm damage restoration and many more!

Our services are also available in Cotton Valley, Cullen, Doyline, Dubach, Dubberly, Elm Grove and other areas. For years, our IICRC-certified technicians have allowed us to set the industry standard for soot restoration. To learn more about our products and services, give us a call at 318-287-8383 or click here to make an appointment today.