Following a fire, dealing with the clean up and restoration of your property can be an extremely stressful experience as a home owner. As a licensed General Contractor, Prevent LLC can help to alleviate this stress and disruption of fire damage through the repair and restoration of your property. Prevent works closely with you and your insurance company to ensure your home is completely restored as quickly as possible. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians are IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration) certified and undergo continuing training to ensure that they are up-to-date on the latest techniques in the industry.
Smoke Behavioral Characteristics
Smoke will elevate upwards and spread to cooler sections of the residence. Smoke particles will adhere to the colder building materials first, and if not properly and quickly cleaned, can cause permanent damage and staining.
Smoke travels through small holes in a structure used for plumbing, electricity, cable, and especially the heating and cooling duct work. These minor openings allow the smoke to move from one room to the next and even up into the attic where it will settle into the insulation.Smoke odors are not isolated to the area where the damage occurs. These odors will remain in a home indefinitely unless it is tested and professionally cleaned.
Types of Smoke
- Wet Smoke Substances
- This is caused from fires with a low heat. The soot is sticky and will carry a strong odor. This type of smoke can be hard to cleanup.
- Dry Smoke Substances
- This is caused by fires burning at a high temperature. The soot is dry and non sticky.
- Protein Substances
- This type is almost invisible to the eye. It causes discoloration and carries a very bad odor.
- Other Substances
- Fire extinguisher substances also needs to be cleaned up.