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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Behavior

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire losses can be difficult because the behavior of smoke can be unique. That is why it is important to have trained technicians at your home; and SERVPRO professionals know their smoke!

Different types of smoke

  • Wet smoke Plastic and rubbers – low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry smoke Paper and wood – Fast burning, high temperatures, and heat rises thus making the smoke rise.
  • Protein fire residueProduced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil SootFurnace Puff Backs – While ‘puff backs’ can create havoc for you, SERVPRO can in most cases restore the contents and structure quickly.
  • Other typesTear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue – Special loss situations require special care. Here at SERVPRO, we are trained to handle your toughest losses.

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