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Did you know smoke damage does THIS long after the event?

It looks like charred wood, but it's much more than that.

The fire event has come and gone, but the smoke damage remains. If not handled properly, smoke residue continues to destroy your property. Smoke and soot can cause corrosion, discoloration, and etching if not treated promptly.

When something burns, it doesn't just disappear. While part of it remains as charred remains, the little bits of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen begin recombining into microscopic little molecules that will mostly be gases. These gases find their way into every available space in your home or business. Many of them are not only corrosive, but can be (at best) severe eye and lung irritants, to (at worst) cancer causing agents. This is nothing to treat lightly.

Bits of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen recombine into gases.

These chemical compounds are nothing short of a chemistry lab explosion, combining all sorts of fabrics, metals, woods, treatments, and plastics. The resulting chemical 'soup' permeates everything it touches, and professional removal and treatment is your only solution.

When your home or business is affected by fire, not only is it a severe loss, but the next step requires finding proper guidance and support to save as much as possible after the fire and smoke damage has occurred. West Tennessee Restoration's techs are certified professionals whose primary goal is to get you back into your home or business ASAP, while advising and informing you during the process. We're here to help, at (731) 660-9090.

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