the 411 on Smoke and Soot
Smoke and soot are both very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke And Soot Facts
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper level 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. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Montgomery & Pulaski Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during the pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke - Platic and Rubber
- Low heart smoldering
- Pungent odor, sticky, smeary
- Smoke webs are more difficult to clean
Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood
- High temperatures, fast burning
- heat rises therefor smoke rises
Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible
- Discolors paints and varnished
- Extremely pungent odor
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect as well as treat your property with care.
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