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Smoke and Soot Mitigation

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Mitigation

When fire arises, the aftermath can be very invasive, smoke and soot can penetrate various cavities within your home. Smoke and soot can cause hidden damage and odor. Our fire damage restoration expertise and experience allows us to accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan.

Smoke and Soot Facts:

*Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure

*Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through holes to go from floor to floor

*The type of fire greatly affects the restoration process

Different Types of Smoke:

There are different types of smoke, as a result there are also different types of soot residue. Before restoration can begin testing of the soot will be performed to determine which method would be utilized during the cleaning process. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke - Plastics and rubbers

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary with smoke webs that can be difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises and so does the smoke

Protein Fire Residue

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paint and varnishes, extreme pungent odor, and is usually a result of cooking

Since each fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution to restore your property. At SERVPRO of Antioch we are equipped with the equipment, expertise and experience to help get you back to pre- existing conditions. We will also provide empathy to you and your family during this invasive experience. Any questions don’t hesitate to call us at 925-706-0106.

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