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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Types of Smoke Damage You May Encounter

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

When your Elkton home or business experiences fire damage, the smoke damage often leaves more of an effect than the fire itself.  There are several forms of smoke damage a property can suffer.  SERVPRO of Cecil County knows how to properly identify each type of smoke damage during the cleanup process.  This helps to minimize further damage and successfully eliminate all signs of fire damage from your property.

Wet Smoke

This type of smoke damage occurs when materials such as plastic or rubber are burned.  The damage leaves a strong odor and can leave the affected areas sticky, making it more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke

When materials such as paper catch fire, the materials involved burn quickly.  This allows the smoke and heat to rise quickly as well.  Fire damage such as this leads to smoke residue along the ceilings and hard to reach areas of your home or facility.

Fuel Soot

This occurs when you experience a puff back from a furnace malfunction.  When the soot builds up and bursts out of a furnace, it travels throughout your property and can affect every surface of the property.

Fire Residue

Fire residue evaporates and leaves a strong odor behind.  This type of smoke damage is difficult to see and can damage your walls and other areas.

There are many other types of smoke damage that can occur due to a fire, and it is important to hire a fire restoration professional in order to properly handle the cleaning.  Improperly cleaning smoke or soot can cause further damage to the affected areas.

SERVPRO of Cecil County offers 24/7 emergency fire restoration services for our local Elkton area.  We specialize in all fire damage services, including boardup of the affected areas, advanced cleaning treatment and full reconstruction services.  We are here to help when it’s needed the most.

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