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The 411 on Smoke and Soot

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

Room with soot damages on the ceiling Fire, smoke, or soot damages? SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help!

Smoke and soot are very invasive, penetrating throughout your home and causing damages you often cannot see. Having a trusted, trained professional evaluate your property after a fire damage has occurred ensures that an accurate plan of action is formulated to clean and restore all the damages present.  To understand this process, it is important to first understand the characteristics of smoke and soot:

Believe it or not, there are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before the restoration process begins, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County will evaluate the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The chosen cleaning procedures will be based on the information identified during this process.

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 temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions at your home or commercial business.  Our professional team has the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  Serving the communities of Cantonment, Century, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is available 24/7/365 for emergency damage response.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

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