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Smoke Can Be Surprising!

11/5/2013 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Can Be Surprising! Even a small fire can produce devastating smoke damage.

The complexity of property loss or destruction due to fire damage is due to the unique behavior of smoke. Smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure, causing hidden damage and odor.

Some things you may not know about smoke:



  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor.

  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the fire damage restoration process.

  • There are at least many types of soot and residues left behind by smoke:  Wet, Dry, Protein, Fuel Oil and others.


Having a SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston Professional inspect and pretest your home after fire damage prior to beginning the cleaning process saves time and can prevent the loss of important items or keepsakes.

For more detail on the behavior of smoke, the risk of hidden damage and how we at SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston can help, visit our Fire Damage and Restoration page and feel free to contact us, 24/7 at (843)-747-8750 or via our Contact Us form.

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