Five Types of Smoke Damage

Five Types of Smoke Damage

Most of us don’t know smoke damage and what it can do to our home or office. Fire damage, big or small, can leave a mark and stain to our walls, ceiling or furniture. It can be very devastating to deal with fire damage, witnessing something you work hard get burned and destroyed. ServiceMaster by Wright has been providing restoration and repair services in Southwest Florida since 1978. When you experienced a fire in your place or establishment it is important that you call a trusted and experienced restoration and repair company like ServiceMaster after a fire has been put out. Smoke damage causes black marks and discoloration to your walls and ceiling. There are five types of smoke damage and should be dealt with as soon as possible.

Five Types of Smoke Damage:

  • Dry Smoke Residue is dry, powdery and does not smear much. It occurs on fast burning fires that burn at a high temperature
  • Wet Smoke Residue is sticky with an unpleasant smell and can smear and difficult to clean. It occurs from slow smouldering fires with low heat.
  • Protein Residue has a very strong odor. It is invisible and can discolour paints, varnishes and other finishes.
  • Fuel and Oil Residue rarely comes from fire unless petroleum products have been stored. Most commonly fuel and oil residue comes from furnace puff backs that cause fuel oil soot. This is sticky and difficult to clean.
  • Fire Extinguisher Residue is sometimes a necessity; there are types of fire extinguisher that does not require cleanup after use only chemical fire extinguisher does. Cleaning of fire extinguisher residue can vary by the type of fire extinguisher used.

Each type comes with individual levels of effect on your property and necessitates different methods for restoration. Smoke and soot damage can be acutely destructive to your home or business. If you are in Southwest Florida or nearby Counties call 866-676-7761, ServiceMaster by Wright will answer your call 24/7. We have our emergency response team is available 24 hours a day will respond to your needs 365 days a year 24/7. ServiceMaster by Wright services the Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Englewood, Fort Myers, Longboat Key, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota,Siesta Key, and Venice. If you are in Collier, Lee, Manatee or Sarasota Counties, we have you covered!

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