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Soot Removal Obstacles in Sandwich Homes After Fires

1/23/2022 (Permalink)

 Damaged walls and ceiling that is covered in soot from fire Dealing with fire damage after an event can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective fire damage remediation services.

Overcoming fire damage in Sandwich homes means addressing specific conditions immediately

Fires are foundational elements and chemical processes recognized as a definitive element of civilized life. However, when fires occur in your home, they are destructive and ruinous. Our professionals respond fast with mitigation tools and products to resolve concerns like smoke and soot residues that impact comfortable living. 

How Does Soot Form? 

One of the most challenging forms of fire damage in Sandwich homes and businesses is soot. Soot particles are a product of combustion, which is a chemical process converting a solid into a gas through heat. Partial combustion can create microscopic, carcinogenic particles that become aerosolized in the environment.

Where Do Smoke and Soot Particles Go During a Fire? 

Appreciating the behavior of smoke and soot during a fire can help homeowners understand the prioritization of certain areas during restoration and recovery. During the decomposition of burning materials, solids and aerosols are present in the air as smoke. The changing of temperatures can cause considerable turbidity in the airflow during a fire, coating many surfaces with loose soot and debris that must be cleaned.

Different Types of Soot Residues 

The composition and subsequent ease or difficulty of soot removal change dramatically based on the type of fire and materials involved. High heat fires produce less and more manageable smoke particles, while smoldering fires create thick and formidable soils that require wet cleaning solutions and mechanical action to resolve. Some of the types of fires producing soot damage include:

  • Dry Smoke
  • Wet Smoke
  • Fuel Oil
  • Proteins

Fire cleanup in homes and businesses requires immediate mitigation and emergency services. Our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team moves fast to create a safe work environment against the hazards and threats of soot. Call now at (508) 888-5985.

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