What you need to know about soot sponges

Cleaning up after a fire can be a grueling task. If you use the wrong process, you can ruin your space. It’s best to call the experts on this one. Here at Spaces LLC, we use a wide variety of tools to tackle the mess left by soot. One tool that has been invaluable is the soot sponge.

What is a soot sponge?
Soot sponges are a porous, thick, and large sponge made of rubber. The primary function of a soot sponge is to remove soot and smoke residue from hard surfaces. These sponges do not require moisture or cleaner in order to remove residue.  Soot sponges can be used on any hard surfaces, including ceilings and wallpapered walls.

How to use a soot sponge
Clean the area that you wish to use the soot sponge on, with a HEPA vacuum. You want to lightly vacuum the area, take care not to smudge the oily residue. Once you have removed loose particles from the area, use the soot sponge to remove the stain. Using a light, sweeping motion in one direction, make your way from the top of the surface to the bottom.

You might be wondering how much work you can get out of one sponge. A sponge that measures 3x6x1.5 can clean a 12′ x 20′ surface area. If the surface of your sponge has become saturated, simply shaving off that part will expose a cleaner sponge surface. If you want to prolong the longevity of your sponge, they can be washed. It is important to note that they require air drying in a mesh bag.

Our guys are experts when it comes to all remediation services. If you need help cleaning up from a fire, give us a call. Let us help you rebuild!

Spaces LLC
(860) 221-4144

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