San Marco's Fire Damage Technicians
SERVPRO Technicians Study Fire Theory to Better Understand How to Properly Clean Fire Damage
If a fire ever burns inside your San Marco home, various types of damage likely occur. Any fire that ignites creates heat, flames, and smoke. All three of the things associated with fires damage your home in different ways.
Most times heat and flames cause the most damage, but smoke spreads a further distance. SERVPRO's fire damage professionals in San Marco study fire theory and know how it behaves. The best way to find all damaged areas inside a building is to track where smoke went based on its usual behavior.
Usually, damage resulting from heat and direct flame exposure is easily noticeable. With some surfaces, it is possible to remove charred material by cleaning or sanding. Other times, heat burns materials severely enough to where they get removed and replaced.
Smoke, on the other hand, spreads all over a building and is possibly harder to find. Smoke always rises inside a structure because it is hotter than the indoor air. Then, smoke travels around based on the airflow inside.
Smoke penetrates some materials, causing pungent odors inside your house. It also leaves behind soot residues. These residues discolor surfaces and sometimes deteriorate materials.
The first step to removing any odor is to eliminate the source. Burnt materials create foul odors that cease once they get removed. Soot residues that remain on surfaces inside the building also produce smells that linger.
Once the odor's source gets removed, usually burnt smells no longer exist. However, even though the cause of the unpleasant aroma is gone, there is a chance that the problem does not get permanently fixed. Foul odors possibly return unless an odor control process takes place.
After the burnt materials and soot residues get taken out of the picture, any odor particles in the air get removed during the odor control procedures. In most cases, smells get masked or covered up by more pleasant aromas. However, there are many different methods to achieve the above task.
Most times a few different approaches get used when solving an issue with odor. If you ever need professional help dealing with smoke, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 for assistance any time of the day, every day of the week.
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