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Types of Smoke

4/23/2016 (Permalink)

Types of Smoke:

·         Wet Smoke (caused by plastics & rubber)

o   Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.  Usually produces smoke webs that are more difficult to clean.

·         Dry Smoke (caused by paper & wood)

o   Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore the smoke rises.

·         Protein Fire Residue (produced by evaporation of material, such as animal fat, rather than from a fire)

o   Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

·         Fuel Oil Soot (furnace puff backs)

o   A “puff back” is a misfiring in the furnace that can send soot throughout your home, covering drapes, bedding, furniture, cabinets, walls, and everything in between. While “puff backs” can create havoc for the homeowner, SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly. 

·         Other Types (tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)

o   SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree professionals are trained to handle your toughest losses.

Before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the smoke damage cleanup and restoration professionals:

·       SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree at 781-341-7007

·       24 hours per day / 7 days per week

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