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What Type of Smoke is Common in Housefires?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged wall outlet Smoke and soot can settle on the walls of your home. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians to help remediate your home.

Smoke Has Varying Chemical Composition and Impact on your Cypress Home. SERVPRO Carefully Analyze Smokes to Find the Right Cleaning Solution.

The chemical composition of smoke can differ significantly in two different housefires. Materials that combust during a fire greatly influence the type of smoke deposits, while temperature and pressure can also play a significant role. 

When we assess fire damage in your Seal Beach home, we are looking to find the exact type of smoke. By identifying the kind of smoke, we can then select the most efficient and effective cleaning methods. Some smoke deposits may require light vacuuming, whereas others may require the introduction of solvents or alkaline-based cleaning products. 

  • Locating smoke residues is completed by tracing soiling from the source and working outward across the property. 
  • Identifying the smoke and the type of materials it is bonded to is vital to selecting the right cleaning products and methods.
  • Once a careful assessment is complete, technicians can use their analysis to capture and remove the smoke residues. 

Smoke deposits can spread around or cause odors in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress for fire damage at (562) 431-9400.

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