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How Can I Clean Smoke Residue?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on wall and ceiling above kitchen cabinets SERVPRO is the professional restoration service you can trust to restore your fire damaged home.

Cleaning Different Types of Smoke Residue in your Cliffside Park Home May Require a Professional Service

Understanding how the smoke and fire travels within your Cliffside Park home is essential to the restoration process. Whenever a fire ignites in your home, it is necessary to understand the fire theory, which differentiates the ensuing smoke and soot depending on their origin and path. The average homeowner does not need to concern themselves about making this distinction when they call an experienced company. 

In Cliffside Park, fire damage is a job for the team to come to your rescue with the expertise and equipment. At SERVPRO, we train in the classroom and on-the-job to bring industry best practices and the latest technology into your home. As we begin the restoration process, we survey your home to determine the scope of the damage and moisture levels. When we pre-test different areas, we can plan on proper cleaning solutions based on the type of smoke damage we are managing.

How does smoke behave?

When our SERVPRO team speaks about smoke and fire behavior, we take into account that smoke tends to rise and move along your pipes, which invites it to travel through your home. As we consider the equipment and techniques available to us, we attempt to classify in one of the following categories:

  • Dry smoke- happens when natural materials burn, such as wood and paper. It happens fast and at high temperatures.
  • Wet smoke- happens when manmade materials burn, such as plastic. It leaves a sticky residue and foul odor.
  • Protein fires- tend to happen when food products burn and leave a strong smell behind with little visible residue.

Some other types of materials such as fuel can leave residue and damage in their wake, but our SERVPRO team can handle virtually all types from start to finish. Our deodorizing and sanitizing techniques round up our restoration efforts to ensure your house returns to mint condition.

Don't leave the restoration to chance. Call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 and let us make your home "Like it never even happened."

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