Everything you need to know about SMOKE
Behavior of Smoke
A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke. That is why it is important to have trained technicians. SERVPRO Professionals know their smoke!
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas
- Smoke migrates to upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.
Type of Smoke:
- Wet Smoke- Plastics and Rubbers
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
- Dry Smoke- Paper and Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore the smoke rises.
- Protein- 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 the "puff backs" can create havoc, SERVPRO can normally restore the contents and structure quickly
- Other Types- Tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residue
Special loss situations require special care. SERVPRO Professionals are trained to handle your toughest losses!