Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot can cause serious damage in hard to reach areas in your home. Our expertise allows us to assess the extent of the damage and develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper level 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
Different types of smoke
There are two different types of smoke, wet and dry. As a result, there are differing types of soot damage that can occur after a fire. Before our restoration process can begin, we test to find the specific type of soot that has built up. The cleaning procedures may differ depending on the results, here's some additional information on that;
Dry Smoke - Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Wet Smoke - Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Protein Fire Residue - produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extremely pungent odor.
Our fire restoration services are available 24 hours a day, anytime you have questions or concerns call us at (323) 667-3100