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How Prattville Professionals in Remediate Wet Smoke Damage

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Different types of fires create distinctive smoke residue. SERVPRO can test the damage to determine the best cleaning method to restore your home.

Recognition and Remediation of Wet Smoke Fire Damage in Prattville

A slow burning fire frequently presents more of a challenge than those that burn quickly. If a fire is left unattended, then the levels of smoke damage tend to be wet smoke predominately. These circumstances might occur by leaving an appliance like a hob or iron on when leaving the house. Wet smoke particles are much tougher to clean than faster-burning dry smoke residues, but with professional assistance, you can get your home back to its preloss condition.

Slow burning fire damage in Prattville residences is usually identifiable by a pre-test. SERVPRO technicians conduct these tests to understand what types of smoke we are dealing with and what procedure to take to ensure an efficient service. Although both wet and dry smoke is present in house fires, a large amount of either type allows us to determine the damages as predominantly wet or dry. We can also recognize and remediate protein fires as well as those caused by furnace puff back.

Slow burning fires which draw in fewer air currents create wet smoke deposits. The low level of air occurring during a slow burning fire means that the smoke deposits have more time to work into cavities around the home. These crevices are usually harder to reach and therefore, harder to remediate. Aerosols can also weaken finished surfaces and penetrate those that are non-finished.

When a SERVPRO technician recognizes wet smoke residues in the property, the first course of action is to use chemical agents alongside agitative cleaning methods. Unfortunately, these are not always effective, and we may need to strip and refinish surfaces around the home, including walls and ceilings. In some cases, replacement may be required to remove wet smoke deposits altogether, but we promise to work with a restore rather than replace method that keeps your claim rates low.

When you need restoration of wet smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186.

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