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Basics of Smoke Behavior are Crucial During Fire Damage Restoration in Waterbury

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

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A successful fire damage restoration process requires one to have an understanding of how smoke particles behave. A better understanding of where to find the light and heaviest smoke residues is helpful when developing an efficient cleaning strategy. The goal is to clean surfaces and items using safe methods which do not cause additional damage.

When performing an inspection during smoke odor removal in your Waterbury property, our SERVPRO technicians check areas with the highest accumulation of residues. During combustion, a process known as convection transfers heat. Since hot air is denser than cold air, it carries the particles the farthest until it loses its temperature.

In most cases, smoke deposits accumulate in the following areas:

  • On ceilings
  • Upper sections of the walls
  • On floors of the furthest rooms
  • Behind furniture and cabinets
  • Closets and closed drawers

The most challenging surfaces to clean are those exposed to high temperatures. They tend to open the pores of the materials and make the smoke particles penetrate deeper. Also, if the residues penetrate cracks, an odor problem may result that might be challenging to solve without the correct fire cleanup techniques.

When our SERVPRO technicians develop a fire damage cleaning strategy, we also look at the type of surface that needs cleaning. The methods we use to clean porous surfaces may differ from the ones we choose to clean non porous areas. If we attempt to clean porous materials using liquids, they might absorb liquids and form corrosive acids once they mix with the smoke particles. Before performing other procedures, it might be safe to perform vacuuming to remove the loose particles.

SERVPRO of Waterbury offers reliable fire damage cleanup solutions using advanced equipment and procedures. Call (203) 757-5050 during any day of the week and work with an experienced team to make your property "Like it never even happened."

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