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Do You Know the Different Types of Smoke Commonly Seen In Morris Plains House Fires?

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Types of Fire Damage Commonly Seen in Morris Plains Residences 

SERVPRO technicians know that when we get a call to mitigate fire damage, it is a stressful situation for the homeowner. We also know the faster we arrive on the scene, the more potential for saving structure and contents through our cleaning and restoration efforts.  

Different types of fire damage in Morris Plains homes require different cleaning methods. One of the first actions our technicians perform is the testing of smoke to determine the kind of fire that has occurred. This testing enables us to identify the proper remediation methods to limit fire loss. There may be different kinds of smoke residues to address in a single room due to the fluctuating temperature of the fire or type of objects burned.  

SERVPRO uses different classifications for the type of smoke left behind by fire and applies the appropriate cleaning methods. 

Wet Smoke - occurs when synthetics materials burn such as plastic and rubber. The fires tend to be lower heat and often carry pungent odors. SERVPRO technicians use wet sponges for cleaning the smeary, sticky smoke from this type of fire.  

Dry Smoke - is residue left behind when organic materials such as paper or wood burn. This type of residue comes from high-temperature fires that burn quickly. While the film left is dry and easier to mitigate, these types of fires often leave more structural damage and significant fire loss.  

Protein Smoke- one of the most common fires, and usually occurs in the kitchen. The residue is nearly invisible; however, paint on the walls may experience discoloration, and a strong odor left in the vicinity of the fire.  

Furnace Puff Backs- are rarely an issue in this part of the country. However, it is crucial to have your home professionally cleaned if this situation occurs as soot travels through every vent in the house.  

It is imperative that professional cleanup of smoke and soot residue occurs, because as long as odor-causing particles remain, so does the pungent odor of the fire.  

Thorough cleaning with our professional formulas neutralizes much of the remaining odor after a fire. If necessary SERVPRO technicians use multiple types of equipment and techniques to neutralize odors and return your home to its preloss condition. 

Whether your fire damage is large or small, call SERVPRO of East Central Morris County at (973) 887-9100. Our technicians are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

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