Getting rid of the effects of fire — soot and smoke Even with a small fire, debris, soot and the odor of smoke can envelope your entire home, making it uncomfortable and unsafe. Depending on what items were burned in the fire, different residues will be left behind. Types of smoke damage will also vary. Only fully-trained fire damage restoration professionals and the right equipment can truly get your home healthy again. With more than 70 years of experience in fire damage repairs, Woodard uses the most advanced equipment and solutions to remove smoke and soot from the smallest cracks and crevices of your home. This keeps them from becoming permanently embedded in your furniture and belongings. Smoke damage remediation Trained specialists will restore your home’s air quality with the removal of these types of smoke: Dry smoke from a fast burning, high-temp fire Wet smoke from a low-heat or smoldering fire that has a pungent odor and a sticky, smeary texture Protein smoke — essentially invisible with an extremely pungent odor — which discolors paints and varnishes Fuel oil smoke, or smoke from your furnace that gets into your ventilation system, also causing a dangerous oily soot In the case of soot or smoke damage, you may also need Woodard’s renowned rug cleaning or carpet cleaning services.