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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Commercial Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

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If a business sustains a fire, it is important that you get the proper clean up so the soot, ash and water do not wreak havoc on what is left.

It is bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to put the fire out can cause secondary damage.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your business, causing hidden damage and odor. Smoke and soot leave their own set of problems in their wake. Let's learn about them!

Some facts about Smoke and Soot!

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and rises.

Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke; wet and dry smoke. Which means, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. 

Wet Smoke 

  • Plastic and Rubber
  • Low heat, smoldering, strong odor and sticky. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke

  • Paper and Wood
  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage has occurred before determining which cleaning procedures will be used.

For more information on Fire damage and Commercial Services; give us a call today at 603-298-6942.

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