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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Understanding Smoke and Its Behavior

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior 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. SERVPRO  of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise Professional are thoroughly trained in the fire clean up and restoration and know the different type of smoke and there behavior patterns. Knowing this information is vital to proper restoration. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun city West/S.E. Surprise Professional will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat and moisture on the building material and contents. 

Different types of Smoke 

Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky , smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean. 

Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood 

Fast burning, high temperature, heat rises therefore smoke rises. 

Protein Fire Residue ( Produced by evaporation of materials rather than from fire)

Virturally invisible, dis colors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent order. 

Fuel Oil Soot (Furnance Puff Back)

while puff backs can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly. 

SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ S.E. Surprise are trained to handle even the toughest loss.  If your home or business suffers fire, smoke damage contact us at 623-546-1930. We are always here to help.

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