Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.

Author Mickey Spillane – the source of the quote above – is best known for dozens of thrilling crime novels.  One thing that is not a mystery, however, is the best way to handle smoke damage. Sometimes smoke doesn’t go up the chimney. A furnace malfunction known as a puff-back can leave your home filled with stinky black soot and grime. That is one common source of smoke damage.  A nearby structure fire can cause smoke damage in your home.

There are many types of smoke, and each type of smoke does its own unique damage to your home.  Smoke can discolor and warp surfaces, covering them with a sooty, grimy film that clings to everything it touches. Smoke has a distinct odor, which can permeate the porous substances in your home, lingering long after the initial fire event is over.

You can not ignore smoke damage.  Smoke negatively impacts the air quality in your home. This means that it is not safe for you, your family, or pets to breathe in an area where there is smoke damage. The chemicals in smoke, soot,and grime are known to be very hazardous to your health.  Breathing them in can make you very sick. You may even get cancer!

The best way to handle smoke damage in Yarmouth is to call in Service Masters South Shore right away.  As your disaster response team, we’re prepared to completely and safely erase all of the traces from smoke damage from your home. There are special tools and techniques we use to clean walls, floors, ceilings, light fixtures, cabinetry, appliances, personal possessions, upholstered furniture, carpeting and more. The goal is always to restore your home to its pre-fire state.

Do you need more information? Contact us today! We’re ready to help.