Smoke Cleanup

When a fire breaks out in a home, it is not just the flames that lead to damage. The smoke can also cause a variety of issues. When you call on the professionals at Captain Cleanup, we immediately test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. From there, the proper cleaning procedure is implemented to ensure the best possible results.

Five Types of Soot

Many people believe that all soot is the same, however, this is not the case. There are many types of soot, including the following:

  • Dry smoke residue – this is the result of fast burning, high temperature fires. Residue is typically small, dry, and powdery.
  • Wet smoke residue – this is the result of lot heat, smoldering fires. Residue is smeary, sticky, and is often accompanied by a nasty odor.
  • Protein residue – this residue is invisible, for the most part, but can cause damage to painted surfaces. Just the same as wet smoke residue, expect an overpowering odor.
  • Fuel oil soot – a result of furnace puff backs.
  • Other residues – there are other types of residues to be aware of, including fingerprint power, tear gas, and fire extinguisher residues.

Captain Cleanup to the Rescue

Regardless of which type of residue is left behind, one thing never changes: it needs to be cleaned up in the most efficient way possible.

At Captain Cleanup, we have many years of experience cleaning homes damaged by the many types of soot detailed above.

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