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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

Soot Damage to ceiling and fan When fire strikes smoke and soot are offenders of damage as well.

SERVPRO of the Quad Cities will do an examination of the area, to help determine what type of fire has taken place. Knowing the types of smoke and their patterns are vital to proper restoration. Smoke and soot can be very invasive and penetrate various cavities within your home, causing much more damage than is hidden.

Depending on the type of smoke depends on the type of residue that is left behind. Smoke has two forms, wet (plastic and rubber; low heat, smoldering, odor, sticky. Smoke webs are the most difficult to clean). Then there is dry smoke, (paper and wood, fast-burning, high temperature, heat rises, so smoke will rise as well.)

Some facts on smoke and soot:

  1. Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels
  2. Smoke flows around plumbing systems
  3. The type of smoke greatly affects the restoration process.

Each fire is different, smoke in each fire is different. Each one requires a different solution that is specific to the conditions. SERVPRO of the Quad Cities are professionals and have the correct equipment needed to restore your fire damage. Like it never even happened.

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