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Smoke and Soot Damage Services

in Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Englewood, Fort Myers, Longboat Key, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Venice

There is a misconception that some have if an area was not precisely impacted by the fire, smoke and soot damage, is not present. Far from the case, during a fire smoke will roam to cooler and upper areas of a structure. Even if there is a fire in the lower level living room on the first floor of a building, the upper levels of the property may also require smoke damage restoration.

Smoke and soot damage can be acutely destructive to your home or business. Smoke damage occurs in many different types. Each type comes with individual levels of effect on your property and necessitate different methods for restoration.

5 types of Smoke Damage

  • Dry Smoke Residue – This type of residue occurs during fast burning fires that burn at a high temperature. The residue is dry, powdery and does not smear much.
  • Wet Smoke Residue – This type of residue occurs from slow smoldering fires with low heat. This residue is typically sticky with strong odors and can smear and be difficult to clean.
  • Protein Residue – This type of residue is invisible and it can discolor paints, varnishes and other finishes. It has a very strong odor.
  • Fuel and Oil Residue – This type of residue rarely comes from fires unless petroleum products have been stored on site. Most commonly fuel and oil residue comes from furnace puff backs that cause a fuel oil soot. This is sticky and difficult to clean.
  • Fire Extinguisher Residue – This residue is also sometimes a necessity. Some types of fire extinguishers do not require clean-up after use, but chemical fire extinguishers do. Clean up can vary by the type of fire extinguisher used.

The removal of smoke and soot damage can be either by cleaning, resurfacing or replacing. The team at ServiceMaster by Wright with over 40 years of experience will assess the fire and soot damage and will outline and document a course of action for you.