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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Accidental Fires in Washington DC

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Burning food can cause harm to the smell of your home

Why do the last five minutes of a soccer game on TV seem to take an hour? You've wanted to make the salmon dish that your uncle was telling you about, so you've prepared the first thing this morning.
Starting the fourth quarter, you wanted to put it in the oven right when your team fell behind 14 points and the game appeared to be over.

That's when the magic starts! The rookie they've just drawn will be put into the game and the biggest revival in the history of the franchise will begin.

With 10 seconds remaining, they tie up the game as the wide receiver torched the defender. It was so bad that you could smell the burning as though you were there.
Wait, this isn't a torched protector... that's your Salmon burning in the oven!

It happened to the best of us, and we see it every day. If this happens to you, call SERVPRO of Washington, DC. and we’ll come out and fix the damage. Not all smoke and soot are the same, and qualified professionals like us at SERVPRO of Washington DC know how to deal with each form that occurs.

Smoke and Soot Facts

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and to the upper levels of the building.

Smoke moves around plumbing systems, drifting through the holes used by pipes to move from floor to floor.

The type of smoke can have a significant impact on the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

The most common smoke damages that occur after a fire are wet smoke and dry smoke. As a consequence, after a burn, there are various forms of soot residues. Before the restoration starts, SERVPRO will examine the soot to assess which type of smoke damage has occurred. The cleaning procedures would then be focused on the information found during the pre-testing process. Here is some more 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

Because each situation of smoke and fire damage is slightly different, each needs a unique solution tailored to particular circumstances. Here at SERVPRO of Washington, DC, we have the tools, skills, and experience to repair fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and reverence, as well as your property.

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