Different Types of Fire
When SERVPRO of Victoria arrives on the scene following a fire, our team follows a process. First, our goal is to calm the customer’s fears. The next step is to pre-test the smoke to determine what type of fire has taken place.
Are you aware of the different types of smoke?
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber (low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary)
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood (fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises, therefore, the smoke rises)
Protein Smoke – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire (Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor)
Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace Puff Backs
Other – Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue.
Smoke and soot residue can damage carpet, upholstery, and contents if not removed quickly and efficiently. In a fire-damaged structure with soot on the walls and other surfaces, cleaning and restoration are less disruptive and more cost-efficient than replacement. Replacement may also mean a longer disruption time than restoration.
Our team understands how disruptive a small fire can be. SERVPRO of Victoria is dedicated to helping you during a stressful time. If you or anyone you know experience fire damage give our team a call.