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Different Types of Smoke and Their Behavior

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

image of person holding a microscope to make far off smoke damage more clear and visible Each type of smoke exhibits unique behaviors, and therefore each remediation needs to be handled differently.

“Where there is smoke, there’s fire.” Although the saying is often used to refer to rumors, the literal definition applies as well. Often with fire damage comes smoke and water damage. When it comes to smoke damage, it can be helpful to know what type of smoke you are dealing with to properly clean and mitigate the damage.

Each type of smoke exhibits unique behaviors, and therefore each remediation needs to be handled differently. The professionals at SERVPRO of North Columbiana County are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. We also know smoke can penetrate various levels within the structure causing hidden damage and odor. Our knowledge of various fire damages helps us investigate how far the smoke damage may have spread.

Facts about Smoke:

  1. Smoke, like heat, rises to find cooler areas.
  2. Smoke seeps through the holes used by plumbing pipes to go from room to room and floor to floor.
  3. The type of smoke your building sustains may greatly affect the restoration process.

Types of Smoke:

  • Wet Smoke caused by burnt plastic and rubber
  • Dry Smoke from burning wood and paper
  • Fuel Spill Soot like from furnace puff backs
  • Other types (tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)

If you experience fire or smoke damage to your home or commercial building, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County! Our professionals are trained in fire restoration, and smoke damage. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Call us for more information or if you need our help! (330) 921 4931

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