Soot Testing Kits

If your home or business has been destroyed, exposed to, or affected in any way by fire, testing for soot, smoke and ash should be your first step. 

Soot testing 

Soot is a black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter. It collects and gathers in areas where a large fire has taken place. Those who have homes or dwellings near fires might notice this substance on the surfaces within their homes, on their cars, or even on the walls, furniture, or in the carpet fibers.

Soot can enter your body through inhalation, ingestion or via the skin and eyes. These toxic particles can cause breathing issues, including asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease, and even cancer. Infants, the elderly, and those who already have breathing problems are the most at risk. To avoid the health risks of soot exposure after a fire, it is important to test all soot-affected areas and be sure they are properly cleaned and sanitized.

Soot Testing Kits

Soot Testing Kits are designed to test for residues (char, black carbon, soot, and ash) that may have been created by smoke, fire, or other combustion sources. The results of this test offer the client valuable information related to the extent of damage produced by a fire at a location (residential, or industrial). These results can be used for cleaning assessment and/or insurance claims. Thats why this should be your first and most important step before any cleanup is performed. 

Certified IAQ Professionals recommend testing kits for soot, smoke, char, and ash so that you can be prepared for the remediation process and to provide key information to your insurance provider when submitting a claim. 

We recommend having us come out to perform soot testing in your home or business. We have different methods used to determine the type and extent of the damage before moving on to remediation. Testing methods we generally perform are randomized wipe sampling, air sampling, tapeless sampling, heavy metal testing or ghost wipes, dioxin testing by vacuum, and others that can only be performed by an independent or third-party consultant, or testing agency. 

Once we have collected our samples and run them through proper testing methodologies at a lab, we give you a full report of findings so you can be confident when it comes to providing your insurance company the correct information they need to help you with repayment, remediation, and getting your life back to normal before the disaster occurred.   

Fire and smoke air quality testing are essential in the aftermath of a fire event. If someone you know has been affected by fire, smoke, soot, or ash caused by fire, have them give us a call. Our expertise, experience, and equipment will provide you with the assurance that we can complete the job without putting you in harm’s way.

If you want a reliable team to deal with post-fire indoor air testing, do give us a call today at 303-995-7015. We’ll provide you with our post-fire soot and smoke testing service so you can get the peace of mind and proper clean-up and inspection you deserve. 

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