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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flames or Soot?

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Rockville/Olney was recently called in to clean up a fire damaged building/home. Restoring a home after fire damage is a difficult and emotional process. Not only are we here to be there for your property but for your family as well.

Flames can cause the most visible damage to your property but the most damage comes from the smoke and soot. Soot is a coating of fine, black dust created when substances are burned. Inhaling soot can cause severe health issues. It is important to our team that we get rid of all the after-effects of the fire including damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rockville/Olney will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will be based on which type of smoke damage there is. Below are the different types of smoke:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • 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, smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire.

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Call SERVPRO® of Rockville/Olney when you are in need of cleaning after fire strikes. We know it is hard seeing your home in flames and we are here to restore it the best we can.

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