The Behavior of Smoke and How It Affects Your Troutdale Property
Do you know the different types of smoke?
The damage to your property following a fire can often be complicated due to the unique behavior of smoke. There are two different types of smoke- wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. SERVPRO of Gresham professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. Knowing this information can be vital to proper restoration.
We know smoke can penetrate various within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor. Their knowledge of building systems helps them investigate how far smoke damage may have spread. The following are additional facts you may not know about smoke.
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Types of Smoke:
- Wet Smoke (plastic and rubber)
- Dry Smoke (paper and wood)
- Protein Fire Residue (produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire)
- Fuel Spill Soot (furnace puff backs)
- Other types (tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)
SERVPRO of Gresham professionals are trained to handle even the toughest losses. If your home or business suffers a fire or smoke damage, call us today at (503) 665-7752!