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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Have Lingering Smell of Smoke?

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

Your business or home have the smell of smoke still?  That smell is soot that has settled on the items in your business. Often a business owner believe that they have removed the source of the smell, but the scent remains.  When soot stays on an object, even if you cannot see the soot, there will be an odor.

There are two types of smoke, wet smoke and dry smoke. After a fire there will be different kinds of soot residue due to the different types of smoke. Before SERVPRO of Kirksville trained technicians can begin, they will perform a pretest to determine the type of smoke damaged that has occurred. Based on the data that is gathered during testing, the SERVPRO technicians will determine which cleaning procedures are done. This pretesting and the chosen restoration process will protect your belongings.

Some additional information for you:

DRY SMOKE- high temperatures, fast burning- heat rises there for the smoke rises. Heavy odor.

Materials: wood, furniture, papers type textiles.

Protein Fire Residue- discolors paint and varnish. Essentially invisible.

        Materials: a product of the materials evaporating not necessarily the fire itself. 

WET SMOKE– smoldering, sticky, smeary, low heat. Harsh odor

        Materials: rubber plastic

Let SERVPRO of Kirksville professionals come to your business and do an inspection for soot damage after the fire. We will be able to use our deodorization tools and cleaning techniques to return your business back to preloss condition.

For any questions about smoke odors and soot please feel free to call or text SERVPRO of Kirksville, 660-665-3390.

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