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How Can I Clean Soot Residues From My House After a Fire?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Items with smoke/soot damage Littleton, your fire damage needs SERVPRO’s tools and reliability.

For Fire Damage Restoration in your Littleton Home Call SERVPRO

Once a fire starts, the smoke coming from it can negatively affect your building materials and contents in places located far from the source. Our SERVPRO technicians can find and eliminate many of the problems associated with smoke and soot because we understand the theory of fire and how smoke behaves.

What is the theory of fire?

When working on fire damage restoration in Littleton, our SERVPRO team utilizes knowledge of how blazes burn to remediate all of your problems. Knowing the theory of fire means that we understand the components of smoke and how heat, flames, and smoke can affect a structure and its contents. Understanding the theory also helps us figure out what items inside your house we can restore and which ones will have to be removed and replaced.

How does smoke behave inside my house once a fire starts?

The temperature of smoke: Since smoke is usually hotter than the air inside your house, it will rise. This process is called convection, which means that heat transfers through air movement. Warmer air will always rise above cooler air because it is not as dense.

The temperature of the surrounding surfaces: Hot smoke always moves towards cooler surfaces. This phenomenon is known as hot goes to cold, and it occurs because the cooler air surrounding the surface drops and allows the cold air to rise.

Arrangement of building space: When smoke comes from the fire's source, it can travel around anything that obstructs it via the air current that pushes it. Each obstruction can act as a filter and collect residues as the smoke passes.

Ionization: When plastic materials get burned, they tend to release electrically charged particles that get attracted to materials that have the opposite charge.

Understanding how smoke interacts with the surfaces inside your home in Hudson or Boxborough can help us remove all of the soot residues present. For professional assistance, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 24/7.

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