Soot Cleaning: Right versus Wrong
One reason to call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Clarks Summit/Old Forge to help restore your property following afire is that our fire restoration technicians are properly trained. Different types of fires require different cleaning techniques and knowing the right from wrong makes all the difference in the restoration process.
This is why you should always call a professional cleaning company following any fire damage. The first picture is the result of a well intention homeowner attempting to clean soot damage from a sheet rock ceiling. They unintended embedded the soot causing permanent damage. The second picture is the result of using the proper cleaning tool (i.e. soot sponge) to clean. Once soot is removed and not embedded, it can be sealed and painted.