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Dangers of Smoke Damage in Katy

smoke damage cleanupWatching your home being engulfed by flames can be one of the most devastating experiences you will go through. Even a small fire can do more damage to you Katy home than you can imagine. The structural damage fire causes to your home is usually obvious. Some smoke and soot damage can also be seen, but there may be more damage from the smoke and soot than what you see on the surface.
Smoke has some very unique behaviors. Smoke is hazardous and can slip into miniscule nooks and crannies, penetrating small areas and leaving behind unnoticed damage and an unpleasant odor. Smoke rises and migrate to cooler areas away from the initial fire and can enter areas of your Katy home that are presumed undamaged by the fire. Smoke also has a tendency to get into your plumbing systems finding gaps and traveling from floor to floor.

There are different kinds of smoke damage that you should be aware of:

Dry Smoke Residue. This residue is dry and looks like dust and is usually left behind by fast hot burning flames. Most homeowners consider this to be ash. If this residue gets wet it can be almost impossible to clean and will harden as it dries, coating everything. This residue can also become airborne if disturbed.
Wet Smoke Residue. This is a damp and smeary substance that is left behind when a fire burns slow and smolders. This residue leaves behind a heavy and sticky smoke odor. It also hardens into a tough coating.
Fire Extinguisher Residue. Fire extinguishers leave behind a chemical residue and depending on the type of fire extinguisher you use it can cause more issues and lead to a more complicated cleanup.
Protein Residue. Protein residue that has a very strong smoke odor and can discolor a variety of things ranging from the paint on the walls to the color of your furniture.
If your Katy home has been damage by a fire and you need help removing the soot and smoke contact Service Master of Century now! Our trained and experienced experts can perform smoke damage cleanup and repair quickly and efficiently. Helping you get back to your normal life. Call us today!