Professional soot removal is so important due to the danger soot can cause to our health. Much smaller than the dust you see in the air, soot is incredibly small and easy to miss. It’s so small and light it can travel around the property undetected. Soot is also acidic, causing harm and corrosion to the surfaces it comes into contact with.
In addition, it is an air pollutant. The World Health Organisation states that “Household air pollution was responsible for an estimated 3.2 million deaths per year in 2020, including over 237 000 deaths of children under the age of 5”
Household air pollution is also a major contributor to ambient (outdoor) air pollution.
Oil, coal, wood and other organic fuel burns during a fire. As a result in the production of soot, a black residue remains on surfaces. It's unpleasant to smell and a challenge to clean. It smears easily, so when cleaning it can seem impossible to get rid of.
Professional soot removal cleaning companies have the right tools and equipment to ensure that no soot is remaining, leaving smears and smells around your property.
Although soot is primarily composed of carbon, it is likely that metal, dust, carcinogens, and other chemicals are also present. In addition, carbon produces toxic by-products like tar, ammonia, hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
Soot exposure can occur through ingestion, inhalation, or even simple contact. Once ingested, it may have a negative reaction in your body that raises your risk of developing health problems.
Serious health problems strongly linked to exposure are cancer, asthma attacks, bronchitis, strokes, heart attacks, coronary heart disease and even early death.
Therefore, getting professional soot removal can ensure the safety of yourself and others. If you were to remove the soot yourself, you may risk not cleaning it fully, putting your health and that of other occupants at risk.
There are many places that soot may be present that many people are unaware of. Professional soot removal companies can spot places where soot often goes unnoticed, such as:
and many more...
CPL t/a Rainbow Restoration are highly experienced in professional soot removal. We use the DOFF cleaning system to remove soot which heats water up to 150°C, creating high temperature steam. To ensure that even the most challenging marks are removed, it is easily adjustable. It is a system that is made to be simple and efficient but extremely effective.
DOFF is a form of media blasting and uses low pressure. In doing so, you can be sure that the surfaces we are cleaning won't get damaged. As a result, it can be used effectively on bricks and softer materials like wood and soapstone. The high temperatures of the DOFF system helps not only to remove soot, but also to remove algae, paint, graffiti, limescale, as well as oil and grease.
Additionally, the water and steam produced by the high temperatures mean that this process frequently requires no chemicals or cleaning products, which lowers the amount of harmful chemicals released into the environment.