Even small fires can be devastating to a property, and adding water and foam extinguishing agents into the mix can make things worse in terms of restoration. When your home or business has been damaged in a fire, no matter how small, it pays to contact a professional service to restore it. When a fire happens, chemicals and other combustive elements are added to the airflow of the entire building. Smoke can travel through the air vents as well as through the spaces between walls and floors, affecting areas that are nowhere near the original incident. Even worse, that smoke, ash and other debris can settle in layers of sticky tar that can be extremely difficult to remove without professional-grade cleaning agents. If the building is not properly aired out after a fire, and the corrosive ash and soot are not removed, the damage can be far more widespread than initially anticipated. Smoke can ruin clothing, carpeting, draperies, furniture, wallpaper, small appliances and even etch metal. Why risk damage like that when you can call in a professional team to take care of everything you need? Call Abate Restoration at (847) 842-2525 right away following a fire, no matter how minor it may seem. Our professional team can prevent damage as well as restore it!