Fire & Smoke Restoration

BEHAVIOR OF SMOKE

A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke. It is important to have trained technicians at the loss location. SERVPRO franchisees know their smoke!

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure
Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor
The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.

TYPES OF SMOKE

The first step at a fire scene is to calm the fears of those affected. Next, SERVPRO tests the smoke to see which of the following types of fire took place.

Wet Smoke – Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean
Dry Smoke – Fast burning at high temperatures.
Protein – Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes. Extreme pungent odor
Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace puff backs cause fuel oil soot.
Other Types – Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue are other types.

PRE-TESTING

After the type of smoke is known, pretesting on the property is performed to determine the following:

  • What can be restored versus what can be replaced
  • The most effective cleaning method
    Conditions to the property before the damage occurred
  • The full extent of the loss
  • Eliminate needless replacements

Pretesting also allows the SERVPRO Professional to focus on saving precious items for you, and that is what really matters!

Locations

Bountiful
801.298.4272

South Jordan/North Draper
801.572.2828

NE Salt Lake City/Park City
801.462.2226

West Jordan
801.282.6366

West Valley City
801.975.1305

North Utah County
801.785.5228

Provo
801.226.1363

St. George
435.656.9061

Ogden
801.731.8300