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Know Your Smoky Situation!

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

smoke wisps on a black background Trust the experts at SERVPRO of Gordon, Murray & South Whitfield Counties to clean up smoke damage in your home or business.

Fall time usually means more family time.  Whether cooking s'mores over a fire pit, getting the turkey cooked for dinner or smoking up some wings, the one by-product of all fires is smoke.  Along with these activities, the risk of fire damage to homes increases as well.

There are two different types of smoke: wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire.

SERVPRO® of Gordon, Murray, & South Whitfield Counties professionals are thoroughly trained in fire clean up and restoration.  It's important to know the different type of smoke that could affect your property:

• Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber). Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, and 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.

• Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace puff backs). While “puff backs” can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO® of Gordon, Murray & South Whitfield Counties 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.

*Restoration Newsline Vol 32, Iss 11

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