Soot Damage

The following Emergency Tips were compiled by members and staff of the National Institute of Disaster Restoration based on their wide experience with various types of damage. It is not likely that your situation will require all of these procedures. Apply those which common sense indicates are appropriate.

Emergency Tips: Soot (Furnace) Damage
While soot may resemble smoke residues from a fire, the restoration of soot damage often requires different techniques. Incorrect action can make restoration more difficult and delay the return to normal.

Do …Change and save the old furnace filter. Blow off or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery draperies and carpets. Cover upholstery with clean sheets before use.

Do Not …Attempt to wash walls, ceilings, or contents without professional assistance


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