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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Vacuum Causes Soot Damage

There are many ways that your home can experience soot damage. However, most people wouldn't expect damage when an actual fire isn't present. This homeowner in Holland, MI decided to do some spring cleaning and vacuum out the fireplace. While vacuuming, the filter came off and the exhaust blew soot throughout the house. The soot affected the main level living room, kitchen, hallway, bathroom, laundry room, and stairway. Soot has the ability to do some serious damage and made quite the mess in this customer's home. The homeowner attempted to clean the soot themselves but was unable to successfully rid of it. If you experience soot damage, it is always best to let the professionals handle it. We have the equipment and experience to prevent further damage to your home.