Recent Fire Damage Posts

Putting Out a Fire Can Be Worse Than The Fire Itself

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

If you are in the unfortunate situation where you have a fire in your home or business, SERVPRO of Spartanburg County is always here to help. No matter how big or small the fire is, SERVPRO has highly trained technicians to make your home look as good as new. Below are some tips until we arrive.

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpets.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

As a reminder, SERVPRO of Spartanburg is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly!

Give us a call at 864-576-2430

Fire Damage: We are Here to Help!

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Spartanburg County can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. We can provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings, and memories are restored to preloss conditions when possible.

So, after your first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Spartanburg County help you restore it. With the industry-approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind, as well.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals at (864)-576-2430!

What to Expect With A Fire

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

When a fire in your home or business happens a lot of times all you see are the surface problems. Damages can go beyond the surface. Some things you may not think to check are the HVAC, Roof, Plumbing, Insulation, even the full structure of the building.

The above are underlying issues which is why you need to call an experienced Restoration Company like SERVPRO. With many years experience at our own location we're equipped to help with it all.

During the Restoration process al things within and around the structure should be removed from the area and cleaned if possible. If properly cleaned, sanitized and dried it stops the possibility of bacteria growth. 

Always call SERVPRO and let the professionals take care of your building and property.

CALL US TODAY!

(864) 576-2430

Common House Fires

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Some of the most common house fires and the proper ways to extinguish them are as followed:

(Please remember always call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency)

  • Grease Fire- Extinguishable with a lid/covering, baking soda or a chemical extinguisher.
  • Electrical Fire- Extinguishable with baking soda or a dry extinguisher.
  • Flammable Liquids- Extinguishable with a foam or powder extinguisher
  • Candles- Smother the flame. Stopping oxygen from getting to the flame can help slow the spread, a chemical extinguisher can also be used.
  • Space Heaters- Like an electrical fire smother with baking soda or use a dry extinguisher.

Whatever the type of fire there is or the amount of damage caused to your property SERVPRO is here 24/7 to help you get back to pre-damage conditions.

CALL US TODAY!!

(864) 576-2430

Grease Fires

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

Grease fires are one of the most common causes of kitchen fires that can quickly spread throughout your home.

Properly Handle The Situation 

  • Protect yourself
  • Turn off the heat source
  • Use something metal to smother the flames
  • Have Baking Soda available

If you can not get the fire under control call 9-1-1.

DO NOT

  • Never use water
  • Never use cloth or glass to try to smother the fire

Having any type of fire happen in your home can leave you not knowing where to start to pick up the pieces. We here at SERVPRO understand how stressful this can be. Call us. Let the professionals help, We’ll be with you every step of the way, from cleaning your contents to removing any residue in the home.

CALL US TODAY

(864)576-2430

Soot Webs

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Soot Webs These are soot webs after synthetic material burns, and the remnants from on the wall.

Sometimes after a fire occurs in your house you will see what looks like Black Cobwebs all over the place. Contrary to what they may look like these are actually called "Soot Webs". They occur after synthetic material burns at a high temperature. The soot gathers onto walls and against areas in the house. This is why after a damaging fire you should contact us. We have the knowledge to clean and remediate the issues caused by the fire and rid you of all the remnants that are left behind. We're here to help you make it look "Like it never even happened."

Tips That Will Help You Until Help Arrives After Fire & Smoke Damage

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

In the unfortunate circumstance where you would need fire damage restoration, we here at SERVPRO Spartanburg are here to help. Below are some do's and don'ts of fire damage.

DO:

  • Limit your movement inside the home in order prevent soot into your upholstery & carpet
  • make it a priority to keep your hands clean at all times
  • If your power is off, be sure to empty your fridge and freezer and leave the unit’s doors open to help eliminate potential odors
  • While you SHOULD change your HVAC filter, it is best to leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of HVAC system

DON’T:

  • Pursue to wash walls or any painted surfaces before first contacting SERVPRO of Spartanburg County
  • Make an effort to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without consulting SERVPRO of Spartanburg County
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to the fire, heat or water as they may indeed be contaminated 
  • Attempt to send any garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may lead to smoking odor setting into the garment. 
  • Try to turn on any ceiling fixtures if your ceiling is still wet. It is best to contact SERVPRO of Spartanburg County before any action is taken 

If you have any questions give us a call (864)529-9756

Fire Damages

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Mechanic Shop covered in wet insulation after a fire.

A fire after hours in this Mechanic Shop caused the fire department to tear down the ceiling to check for "hot spots". This has caused the entire area to be covered in wet insulation. This before picture shows the mess that is left behind after some of the insulation dries. SERVPRO of Spartanburg was called to clean up the aftermath! Everyone at the location is thrilled with our ongoing efforts with this project. Be on the look out for our after pictures. 

The Fire Restoration Process

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

There is no doubt that a fire is traumatic. What most people fail to tell you is that the process to restore your property caused by a fire can be long. If you or someone you know has recently had a fire no matter whether it is a residential or commercial property, knowing exactly what happens during the fire damage restoration can be very helpful. At SERVPRO of Spartanburg County, our trained professionals can make the damages caused by a fire can make it “Like it never even happened.” Here are a few key aspects in fire damage restoration.

Evaluate the Damage

Before the restoration process begins, our trained professionals asses the scene and evaluate the severity of the damages caused by the fire. Here is when your team take note of everything that needs to be done. There could be water damage that needs attention as well as smoke and soot damage.

Coordinate

Our production team has the expertise to get the job done right! Our team can not only restore the damages due to a fire, but also get rid of the smell of soot and smoke from you property. And we have proven track record of successfully restoration commercial and residential properties. Take a look at our videos, photo gallery, and before and after pictures.

Restore

Once our production team is prepared and ready to go, they will tackle the job and restore it just the way you want it to be. You will be shocked in how well the damages have been repaired and restored after the job is done. SERVPRO of Spartanburg County works with you and your insurance company to make sure everything is covered properly.

If you have stumbled across this problem, pick up the phone and give us a call! We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or send one of your experts to inspect the affected area.

864.576.2430

For Homeowners, Putting Out A Fire Can Be Worse Than The Fire Itself

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating ling-term problems. SERVPRO professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. SERVPRO professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Coat chrome faucets, trim, and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment.
  • Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Ask about our contents claims inventory service and document restoration services.

A backdraft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowners after a fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress, and doubt about the furniture of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished and the smoke has cleared.

So after the first wave of heroes have rescued the property, let SERVPRO of Spartanburg County professional help you restore it. With the industry-approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting-edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer’s peace of mind, as well.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage clean up and restoration professionals at 864-576-2430. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have worked for over 40 years to make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration Services

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can help provide a solution to your property’s fire damage needs.

Structural Cleaning- After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. A SERVPRO Franchise Professional Will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your facility. Depending on the amount of soot, SERVPRO may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing.

Contents Cleaning- All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. Finally, SERVPRO can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested.

Deodorization- SERVPRO provides specialized services that rid your place of business or home of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO does not merely cover up lingering odors with fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.

Extinguishing A Fire 101

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

When your home or business is on fire, there is only one thing top of mind, PUT THE FIRE OUT! In your business you are required to have a fire extinguisher and it is a good idea to have one in your home too. A fire extinguisher can save your home or business from suffering major damages. Below are the steps on how to properly use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.

  1. PULL--Pull the pin that will break the tamper seal
  2. AIM--When aiming, point the nozzle or hose low. Go for the base of the fire.

NOTE--Do not touch the plastic discharge horn on CO2 extinguishers. It can damage your skin due to extreme heat.

  1. SQUEEZE—Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  2. SWEEP—While extinguishing the fire, sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it is out.

If you are not confident in your ability to perform this task, evacuate immediately and call 911!

Fire Safety

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Family of five sitting at a table reviewing their family escape plan. Reviewing the fire escape plan is very important. It can save lives.

When it comes to a house fire, you would do anything to keep your family safe. In an event of a fire at your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape. If you had that little time wouldn’t having a plan of escape and early detectors help this situation? This answer is super easy, yes. It can save lives. Here are some other things that can help your family in an event of a fire.

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home. That includes bedrooms and outside the sleeping areas.

Make sure to test the smoke alarms every month. If they are not working, change the batteries.

Create a family fire emergency escape plan and review it at least twice a year

And finally, if a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.

SERVPRO of Spartanburg County experts can help you and your family deal with the aftermath of a house fire. Do not hesitate, let us take care of our your problems. Pick up the phone and call immediately. We off 24/7 emergency services for people in need. We are always here to help!

864.576.2430

5 Common Causes of Fires In Your Home or Business

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen is covered in smoke and soot This fire was caused by cooking utensils catching on fire.

No one wants to deal with damages to your home or business due to a fire. Fires are catastrophic and brings along unhealthy smoke and soot. The best way to prevent all of this is knowledge. Knowing the common causes of fires in your home or business can help you understand how to stay safe.

SERVPRO of Spartanburg County is always here to help and today we are here to help everyone understand the common causes of fires in a home or business to prevent these fires from happening.

  1. Smoking

Generally when thinking about smoking people think about the negative health effects but, what people do not think about is that smoking inside your home or business can cause a fire. Smoking is the leading cause of house fires especially when cigarettes are not disposed of properly. A cigarette that is still lit when thrown in the trash can ignite in seconds, covering your home or business in flames. To help prevent this, smoke outside and properly dispose your cigarettes.

  1. Kitchen Fires

The kitchen is not an uncommon location for a fire to spark. It can happen because of open flames or intense heat of the stove. There are many things that can act as a catalyst to start a fire in your kitchen. Cooking utensils, clothes and napkins are just a few out of all the things that can help start a kitchen fire. The best way to prevent a kitchen fire is to always be aware of what you are doing while cooking.

  1. Electrical Fires

All home and businesses are filed with electrical appliances and covered with wires behind the wall. Any malfunctions with those wires or appliances can cause massive fires. Something that a lot of people forget is that electrical fires cannot be put out by water, a water-less extinguisher is needed to take care of the fire. To prevent and electrical fire, make sure to not plug too many appliances to one outlet and to repair any wires that are damaged.

  1. Lightning Strikes

Mother Nature isn’t always our friend in life. When thinking of a storm, most people relate it to flood damage and do not realize that there is also a fire risk. Lightning strikes are unpredictable and if your house or business is struck, it can cause a fire. If you are in an area prone to storms, the best thing to do is to have an efficient evacuation plan to keep you and your family safe.

  1. Children Playing With Fire

Kids are going to be kids and that is something that is hard to control. Their curiosity can lead to disaster rapidly when playing with fire. Children tend to play with lighters, matches and candles without worry about causing a fire. To help with this situation, educate your children on how dangerous it is to play with fire to prevent a disaster from happening.

When disaster strike, SERVPRO of Spartanburg County is always here to help. In an event of an emergency, pick up the phone and give us a call!

864.576.2430

Spartanburg Smoke & Soot Cleanup

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

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

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Spartanburg County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – 864.576.2430

Winter Time Fires

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

A fire caused by the misuse of a fire place.

The freezing temperatures are approaching and that means everyone is going to do what they can to stay warm. What people do not think about is the damages one could cause while trying to stay warm on a cold day.

Cold weather means turning up the heat and the use of other heating methods like space heaters, heat blanket, candles, and fire places. All of these things can light up the room if used improperly like keeping them on for too long or placing some of these heat sources too close to flammable objects.

Chilly winter air contains less moisture compared to the air in the other seasons throughout the year. Because of the chilly air, the physical wood structure of the home becomes drier which can lead to electrical fires under the right conditions. 

The older the home the more likely it is to be a potential ball of fire. For example, the Clintons' house was built in 1889. An electrical fire occurred and an electrical fire happens when too much electricity is pulled through older wires that cannot handle the capacity.

To prevent these potential problems, have an annual safety inspection to make sure your home is not at risk of lighting up in flames. Here is something to think about, although the total numbers of fire during the winter decreases, the number of structural fires increase.

The Most Common Causes of House Fires

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

This fire was caused by a candle that was burning for too long with no supervision.

According to U.S. Fire Departments, on average there are about 358,500 home structure fires that occur each year. Fires can happen unexpectedly, but there are several common reasons why fires occur.

  • Candles
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Children playing with fire
  • Cooking 
  • Electrical and Lighting 
  • Lightning 
  • Christmas Trees
  • Smoking

These are only several causes of a house fire, but there are many more. If you or someone you know has been affected by a fire, let SERVPRO of Spartanburg County be the first person you call to take care of the damages. We provide 24 hour service so our team is always on call and ready to take on any job. We have a certified production team and certified equipment to make sure the job gets done right!

10 Tips To Help Prevent a House Fire

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

This pictures show a grease fire in a kitchen.

Here at SERVPRO we want to make sure that everyone is safe. Below are some tips on how to prevent a fire from causing major damage to your home.

  • Never leave your pots or pans unattended on your stove.
  • Keep a kitchen fire extinguisher readily available and know how to use it.
  • Clean out the dryer vent regularly
  • Avoid using an older space heater
  • Do not place a space heater near furniture, curtains or other objects that could easily catch fire
  • When purchasing a new space heater, ensure it is UL Listed and pay attention to the safety features
  • Have your chimney inspected annually by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweep
  • Check the electrical cords throughout your home for signs of fraying, and replace all frayed wires
  • Be aware of the capacity of your home's electrical system. Do not overload your circuits
  • Understand the difference between surge protectors and power strips—both allow you to plug in multiple electronic devices, but only the surge protector will help protect these devices from a power spike.

Hopefully after reading these 10 tips, you understand some common mistakes that people make that can lead to a house fire. For more information regarding house fires, talk to your home insurance carrier.

Unfortunately mistakes happen, and if you are affected by a fire give SERVPRO of Spartanburg County a call and we will make sure to restore your home and make it " Like it never even happened." 

Call Us Today!

864-576-2430

Collateral Affects of Fire Damage

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

In the picture you can see the soot build up in the bathroom stall.

After A Fire

Beside smoke and the obvious damaged contents, have you ever wondered what problems a fire caused in your home? You might see black stains on your walls and on other items around your home and not just in the location of the fire. That is what is called soot.

What Is Soot?

Soot includes the fine black particles, composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood, or other fuels. Soot can consist of acids, chemicals, metals, soils, and dust. You may not know, but soot is very dangerous and can cause death. Along side smoke, the combination of both can cause problems for your home and yourself.

How To Find Smoke And Soot

Smoke left behind because of the fire is easy to find because of the smell. Soot you can actually see with your own eyes. But do not just stop looking for soot on surfaces, look deeper. Soot will attach to anything in its path, but can also in fact get inside items like your mattress. The soot can be removed from the surface of your mattress, but if it is still inside your mattress, that smell will last forever so be on the look out. And this is all caused by the water that extinguishes the fire. It reacts with the soot and spreads even more.

If you are hit by a fire, pick up the phone and call SERVPRO of Spartanburg County and our certified production crew will make sure to clean everything up! 864-576-2430 

Tips That Will Help You Until Help Arrives After Fire & Smoke Damage

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage Can Cause Serious Damage In Your Spartanburg County Home or Business

DO:

  • Limit your movement inside the home in order prevent soot into your upholstery & carpet
  • make it a priority to keep your hands clean at all times
  • If your power is off, be sure to empty your fridge and freezer and leave the unit’s doors open to help eliminate potential odors
  • While you SHOULD change your HVAC filter, it is best to leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out of HVAC system

DON’T:

  • Pursue to wash walls or any painted surfaces before first contacting SERVPRO of Spartanburg County
  • Make an effort to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without consulting SERVPRO of Spartanburg County
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to the fire, heat or water as they may indeed be contaminated 
  • Attempt to send any garments to the dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may lead to smoking odor setting into the garment. 
  • Try to turn on any ceiling fixtures if your ceiling is still wet. It is best to contact SERVPRO of Spartanburg County before any action is taken 

If you have any questions give us a call (864)576-2430

Smoke & Soot Cleanup

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

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

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Spartanburg County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

 Wet Smoke – Plastic and   Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

  Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today 

(864)576-8500

Spartanburg County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

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

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Spartanburg County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – 864.576.2430

Spartanburg County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

1/13/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

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

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Spartanburg County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 864.576.2430