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Types of Smoke

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

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As we discussed in the article about the behavior of smoke, there are two types of smoke and subtypes of the two types. The following are types of smoke:

Wet Smoke. (Plastic and Rubber) Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, and smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

* Dry Smoke. (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.

* Fuel Oil Soot. (Furnace Puff Backs)While "puffbacks" can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch technicians can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.

* Other Types. (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue) Special loss situations require special care.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch technicians are trained to handle the toughest of losses. If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591 to make it "Like it never even happened."

Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 30, Issue 11

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