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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO describes Different types of Smoke

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot damage can cause a pervasive odor in your home.

Smoke and Soot Facts;

-Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

-Smoke flows around plumbing systems,seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

-The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different types of Smoke;

There are two different types of smoke-wet and dry.As a result,there are different types of soot residue after a fire.We will test the soot to see which type of smoke damage occurred.

Wet Smoke-Plastic and Rubber

-Low heat,smoldering,pungent odor,sticky,smeary.

Dry Smoke-Paper and Wood

-Fast burning,high temps,heat rises then smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue -Produced by evaporation of material rather than fire.

-Invisible,Discolors paints and varnishes,extreme pungent odor.

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