Smoke damage can appear to be minor but can turn into a major problem quickly if not properly identified and treated. The most important action to take is to have National Fire & Water Repair handle everything. Do NOT touch any items affected by smoke damage. The oils in your skin can react with the soot to permanently damage all sorts of finishes and textiles. Most household chemicals will be either ineffective or can actually permanently damage items which could have been cleaned if done by an expert such as our trained and certified professionals.