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What Type of Smoke Damage Exists After a Fire in New London Homes?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke from a fire Smoke and fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are the best around. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Understanding the type of smoke damage in New London properties focuses on restoration efforts for efficient recovery.

With so many types of fires and various materials that can be combusted during the disaster, it is natural that restorers might encounter several compositions of smoke damage on the same job. Often one type is dominant, steering much of the needed cleanup practices. Our professionals rapidly evaluate the conditions of a property after fire damage to identify needed smoke damage removal tactics. 

What Type of Smoke Damage Are You Facing? 

The type of smoke and fire damage in New London homes makes a difference in the restoration strategy used to manage the condition. Some of these include:

  • Dry Smoke – High heat fires with excessive pressure produce thin soils on surfaces with a chalky texture. 
  • Wet Smoke – Slow burning, smoldering fires produce thicker, heavier, moist smoke particles that heap on surfaces. 
  • Other – Oil furnaces and protein fires on stovetops can each produce unique soot and smoke residue challenges. 

Removing Dry Smoke Damage

With dry smoke being thinner and more manageable, removing these deposits is often a product of vacuuming and brushing away loose debris. Whatever is left adhered to the affected surfaces is usually removed using chem sponges. 

Cleaning After Wet Smoke

Wet smoke can be a substantial threat to homes because of how thick these residues become on surfaces. Moist or oily soot residues require wet cleaning solutions to dissolve or emulsify a coating of smoke soils after loose debris is managed and eliminated with mechanical actions like compressed air, vacuuming, and brushing.

Smoke damage can be a formidable obstacle for restoration professionals to face, so our SERVPRO of New London team gathers information on the condition of a property as soon as possible. With careful evaluation and leading recovery equipment, we can quickly mitigate loss after a fire. Call today at (860) 443-2222.

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