The Woosley Fires in Venture County California in November 2018 burned 96,949 acres of land. The fire destroyed 1,643 structures, killed three people, and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 people.
Damage to homes in the area and near by areas were not just from the flames but also the smoke and soot that traveled due to the winds. SERVPRO of East Riverside City was there to help with some of the aftermath from this horrific fire.
Here our technician is cleaning soot from the outside of a home spared by the flames but highly effected by the smoke and soot.
Soot is extremely small in size and makes a toxic composition of burned debris. It can travel deep into the lungs, where the compounds it consists of can do some serious damage. Soot can also negatively impact indoor air quality thus needs to be removed properly with specialty equipment to clean the air.