Types of Smoke & Why to Call a Professional
After a fire, aside from the the more obvious damage to your home or business there is another silent factor; smoke. Depending on the type of smoke, it may greatly affect the restoration process. SERVPRO technicians are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke which is vital to proper restoration.
Wet Smoke (Plastic & Rubber)
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke (Paper & 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.
Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace Puff Backs)
While "puff backs" can create havoc for homeowners SERVPRO technicians can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.
Other Types (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)
Special loss situations require special care.
If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, contact SERRVPRO of Vancouver/ Clark County, we are trained to handle even the toughest losses here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”