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SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Specializes in Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/22/2016 (Permalink)

Different Types of Smoke

Understanding the different types smoke can help us determine the best course of action for your property. There are two different types of smoke – wet and dry. As a result, different types of soot residue are left after a fire. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree will always test the soot to help determine the type of smoke damage that has occurred prior to beginning the restoration process. Our pretesting will help us identify the type of cleaning process to best restore your home.


Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
  • Wet Smoke caused by burning plastic and rubber has a pungent odor, is sticky or smeary, and smoke webs will be more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke caused by burning paper or wood results from fast burning fire with higher temperatures. The smoke damage will occur on higher areas.
  • Protein Fire Residue produced by the evaporation of material rather than from a fire is virtually invisible, can discolor paints and varnishes, and has an extreme pungent odor.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – 781-341-7007


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