Monday morning, an insured calls about an accident over the weekend. Absorbed in the big game Sunday afternoon, a pan of chicken was left frying a little too long. By the time the homeowners noticed the smoke, the flames have set fire to the cabinets, and attempts to extinguish the flames with water only make the situation worse. Finally, remembering the extinguisher in the wash-room, the fire is put out. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done. Now it’s up to the adjuster and the restoration contractor to decide what can be restored and what should be replaced.
This is just one scenario where you might find smoke in your home. Where there’s smoke…there’s a lot more than meets the eye. Types of smoke vary as much as the fires that produce them. A clear understanding of how smoke was created and what it contains is vital to Smoke Restoration Technicians.
Types of smoke – just so you can get an idea of the complexities of smoke
- Wet Smoke Residue
- Dry Smoke Residue
- Plastic or Rubber Smoke Residue
- Protein Residue
- Fuel Oil Residue
Because different types of smoke can behave in different ways, an educated understanding of how it was produced, what it is made up of, and the restoration option available is vital when deciding when to replace or remediate damaged materials. Speaking with a certified and knowledgeable restoration professional is always recommended.
We are trained experts at removing odors from your home. Whether you have smoke odor, skunk odor, or an undetermined odor, call us today for help right away!