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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

FIRE- Smoke and its behavior in your home!

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

The flames of a fire are the thing that we are most worried about during an active fire because they are scary, for a lack of better term. We know the flames are damaging our property and threatening our safety but smoke damage is the sneaky partner to flames. Smoke inhalation is just as dangerous as actual flames. Smoke is what makes the cleanup process complicated due to the different types of smoke and soot residue.

When SERVPRO® arrives on the scene of a fire we are going to first asses the situation to determine our plan of action. We will need to determine the type of smoke so that we can clean accordingly. There are different types of smoke and SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill are trained to handle them all.

WET SMOKE: (Plastic and Rubber) Low heat, smoldering, high odor and smears. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

DRY SMOKE: (Paper and Wood) Fast burning, high temperature- heat rises so the smoke will as well.

PROTEIN FIRE: Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes and has extreme odor.

FUEL SOOT: Often caused from puff backs and can seem overwhelming, but SERVPRO® has you covered.

OTHER: Special losses need special care. Some things in this category would be fire extinguisher residue, fingerprint powder and tear gas.

No matter what your situation is SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill are Here to Help!

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