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SERVPRO of Santa Cruz: Fire Restoration

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

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Smoke and soot is insidious to a person’s health and can linger and infiltrate within numerous cavities inside your home. This can result in hidden odors and damages.

At SERVPRO of Santa Cruz, our proficiency in smoke damage enables our skilled fire technicians to accurately evaluate the severity of damages to create an complete game plan towards getting your home safe again.

Facts about Smoke and Soot:

  • Hot smoke travels to cooler sections and higher points of a structure.
  • Smoke drifts around plumbing systems, infiltrating through the openings used for pipes to pass from floor to floor.
  • The varieties of smoke significantly influence the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two specific categories of smoke–wet and dry. The two types of smoke result in two different  soot residues after a fire. A test to classify which type of smoke damage is present must be completed prior to the commencement of the cleaning. The restoration plan will be developed around the information gathered during this pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke (examples: Plastic and Rubber)

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke (examples: Paper and Wood)

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire and smoke loss involves its own unique conditions. Therefore it is necessary that each job follows its own specific game plan that is customized for its inimitable circumstances.  With the experience, expertise, equipment and dedication in which SERVPRO of Santa Cruz has to offer, you can be reassured that your home is in good hands. Our main goal is to make a stressful time easier to cope for you and your family.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 831-457-1997

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