Recent Fire Damage Posts

Fall Fires

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

One of the best fall activities is a cozy bonfire on a crisp, cool night. It’s a great time to hang out with friends, drink some cider and toast some marshmallows. Another part of fall is all those ry leaves. Super pretty, right? But as you probably know, the combination of fire and dry kindling can be a recipe for disaster. Imagine you didn’t get that fire quite put out before heading in for the night. A little breezer blows some leaves onto the embers and bam: a fire starts. While we of course hope nothing like this ever happens to you, we know what to do if it does. Fire damage to your home can be absolutely devastating, and you may not know where to start. That’s where we come in. Our production managers are ready to inspect the damage and quickly come up with a plan of action to get your home back to preloss condition. We’ll work to restore structures and contents, clean smoke damage and dry out any water damage caused from attempts to douse the fire. We’re here to put your mind at ease knowing that you’re in the best of hands, and we’ll work with you to get your home back. We have 24/7 emergency services, so never hesitate to call!

Fire and Your Business

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

We know that as a business owner, you work to be on top of everything that happens at your company. Sometimes, there are things that are just out of your hands. Fire damage can be completely unpredictable and devastating. Take control back by putting SERVPRO of Kirksville on the job. We are equipped to deal with the damage and get your business back to preloss condition. We understand how vital it is to have your business run smoothly, so we will work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get you back up and running. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and coordinate with your insurance to make sure every step of the process runs as smoothly as possible. Our production managers and technicians are trained to deal with the many problems that can arise during the remediation process, so you can rest easy knowing you're in the best hands. SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to serve you and your business by making sure that everything is, “Like it never even happened.”

Start with SERVPRO of Kirksville

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville SERVPRO of Kirksville is here for you when you experience fire or smoke damage. We are always just a call or text away.

Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO® of Kirksville have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet along with your personal contents. 

When you experience fire or smoke damage to your home you might not be sure what steps to take next. Once the fire department has left and you have called SERVPRO® of Kirksville, the next steps are used as a guideline to ensure your home is returned to preloss condition:

  1. Initial Inspection- Our trained Production Manager will come inspect your home for damages and see how intensely the fire/smoke affected your home and determine with you and/or your adjuster what steps need to be taken next.
  2. Structure/Content Clean- Depending on what has been determined in step one, SERVPRO will start the process of cleaning and restoring your home and/or contents to its preloss condition. This could include cleaning walls and ceilings, personal belongings, ducts, etc.
  3. Final Walk-through- Once all work has been completed and your home has been restored to its preloss condition, our Production Manager will perform a final walk through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction before gathering payment from the appropriate parties.

It is our hope that knowing a little about the process will help ease your mind as our technicians work diligently to make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

660-665-3390.

Fire Safety with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Flames during fire damage When fire damage tries to reach in a takeaway all that you have worked so hard for let our HEROES bring your building back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville knows that you house is not just a home and your business is not just a commercial structure. When fire damage tries to reach in a takeaway all that you have worked so hard for let our HEROES bring your building back to preloss condition. As your local fire and smoke restoration experts, we want you give you a few tips from ready.org for fire safety.

Electrical and Appliance Safety

  • Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
  • If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
  • Immediately shut off, then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that flicker.

Portable Space Heaters

  • Keep combustible objects at least three feet away from portable heating devices.
  • Buy only heaters evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Check to make the portable heater has a thermostat control mechanism and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over.
  • Only use crystal clear K-1 kerosene in kerosene heaters. Never overfill it. Use the heater in a well-ventilated room.

Fireplaces and Woodstoves

  • Inspect and clean woodstove pipes and chimneys annually and check monthly for damage or obstructions.
  • Use a fireplace screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.

If you have questions, please feel free to call or text us. We are always here to help. We will be happy to walk you through the process in which we can bring your structure back to being your home and business. 660-665-3390.

Start the New Year with Safety in Mind.

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Christmas Tree Fire Nearly one-third of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January.

A fresh start to brand new year!  It is that time of year for the new. While starting your new year, think about what is around you that you may no longer need.  With advice from SUSAN MCKELVEY at Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA.com)

“If you are having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, hopefully this fact will motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out. The longer you keep one in your home, the more of a fire hazard it becomes.”

“NFPA statistics show that on average each year, one of every 52 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to one death per 135 total reported home structure fires. In other words, Christmas tree fires don't happen all that often, but when they do occur, they're much more likely to be serious.”

“At NFPA, we recommend using the local community's recycling program for tree disposal, if possible; trees should not be put in the garage or left outside.”

SERVPRO® of Kirksville wants your new year to start with safety in mind, not overcoming the damage that can be left behind by a fire. When your new year starts out in flames, do not worry we are always here to help. Our heroes are ready 24/7, 365.

660-665-3390. We are always just a call or text away from bringing your home or commercial structure back to preloss condition.

A Fire in Our Community.

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

Fire threatens local home. SERVPRO of Kirksville works along side our community members to bring your home back, Like it never even happened.®

SERVPRO® of Kirksville understands that a household fire can be an overwhelming experience for you and your family. During the aftermath, images of debris floating in dirty water and soot-covered walls create unforgettable memories of the devastating experience. Because we understand that you consider your home as a sanctuary, our heroes take very seriously our opportunity to return you and your loved ones to a clean and comfortable abode quickly and reliably.

Communication is Key
Our commitment to communication is the key to the relationship that we build with each and every customer. Our highly qualified team of project managers and technicians take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions throughout the restoration process. Fire damage recovery can seem overwhelming until we break it down, clearly, and respectfully explaining what to expect during each step.

Working alongside your insurance.

Your day-to-day life can up turn upside down when your homes experiences fire damage, large or small we understand that it can still be difficult. SERVPRO® of Kirksville helps to take the worries way. Working side by side with your insurance to ensure that your property is being taken care of by one of the most trusted leaders in the mitigation and restoration.  We strive to keep you informed though out the process of bringing your home back to preloss condition. The focus is not only on restoring the damage done to the structure of your residence, but also the harm sustained by furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions during the fire -- the familiar and treasured items that make your house a home.

In our community.
The success of SERVPRO® of Kirksville depends on the trust our customers give to us. We are humbled by the confidence your show of support in our heroes and management team. Each SERVPRO® team member is honored to assist during the disruption and devastation in the wake of a home fire. As you reach out to us for help, we respond by using our training, experience, and equipment to give back.  As we are all members of this community, finding inspiration in your belief that our crew can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Depend on the professionals from SERVPRO® of Kirksville to restore your home to preloss condition after a fire. Schedule by calling or texting our heroes at 660-665-3390.

P.A.S.S.

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

PASS Fire Ectingusher Pass. Pull. Aim. Squeeze. Sweep. Call SERVPRO of Kirksville 660-665-3390.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville want you to be at the top of your safety game. Is your fire extinguisher at your home in Salisbury the right one? Does your family know how to operate one?  We want that answer to be yes, always yes.  Knowing when to use an extinguisher and how to operate it safely. Portable fire extinguishers can be life and property saving tools when used correctly. 

The National Fire Protection Association  (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

Pull the pin.  Hold the nozzle pointing away form you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out.  Remember, extinguishers do have limitations.  It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility.  To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, please visit the NFPA website at nfpa.org

Top Tips for Fire Safety

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Top Tips for Fire Safety When a fire tries to take control. Please remember these few steps for your safety. If you have any questions, please call or text 660-665-3390.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville knows how devastating a fire can be, to not only you and your family but to your home and business. Having a fire is traumatic event regardless of the size. From a small kitchen appliance to a large piece of heating equipment, we are here to help.

Here are a few safety tips from the AMERICAN RED CROSS to keep in mind when it comes to your safety.

Top Tips for Fire Safety

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they are not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  • If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

When a fire tries to take control. Please remember these few steps for your safety. If you have any questions, please call or text 660-665-3390.

Fire Restoration in Macon and Randolph Counties.

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Kirksville is your emergency service for Fire Restoration in Macon and Randolph Counties.  Having knowledge in the event of a fire in your commercial structure or personal residence will help keep everyone safe.  There is no time like the present to make plans for an emergency evacuation.  We would like to offer a few tips to help with your safety plan:

  • Plan an escape route with your family or staff
  • Know how to exit each room
  • Place a working a smoke detector on every floor in the home. 
  • Arrange for a meeting place outside and make sure it is away from the structure
  • If there is an emergency, call 911
  • If you do not have your cell phone, go to the nearest neighbor to call, 911
  • Do not stay in a building that has caught on fire

Along with your business having an EMERGENCY READY PROFILE, we want to make your  sure that your home is ready in the event of a fire as well.

SERVPRO® of Kirksville 660-665-3390 call or text.

Returning your Macon home to you after a Fire

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kirksville knows that fires happen. What you do after the fire is what matters the most. Returning your Macon home back to preloss condition can be overwhelming.  SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help you return your fire damaged house back into your home.  As the trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Kirksville is your locally own and operated business. With 24-hour, 365 days a year, we are here to service your home or business.  We are dedicated to handling all your restoration and cleaning needs. Our technicians have the most up to date training in the industry. We have the most advanced equipment on hand. Along with the experience to return your home back to you as if it had never even happened. Give SERVPRO of Kirksville a call today 660-665-3390.

Your Home Isn’t Just a House to SERVPRO of Kirksville After the Fire

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Loss origin of recent fire This fire was caused by an electrical short.

Your Home is not just another House to SERVPRO of Kirksville. We understand that your personal belongs are part of the home. We have strict fire restoration policies in place to protect and restore your personal belongings to preloss condition.

Our Production Manager along with our IICRC Certified technicians will walk you through the process of how we will clean your personal belongings and let you know if there is anything that is not cleanable, so you can include those items on your loss inventory worksheet. In some cases, due to the safety within the structure, we may have to pack out your belongings and safely transport them to our cleaning facility, while the structure is being restored. As a measure to keep track of your belongings, a detailed, itemized inventory sheet will be taken of your belongings. Your belongings are carefully counted, and photos are taken before and after. After they are cleaned, your personal belongings are stored at the SERVPRO of Kirksville warehouse until the restoration is complete. Once the restoration of your home is complete, we will carefully return your contents back to your home, safe and sound!

If you have any questions, we are just a phone call away, 660.665.3390. SERVPRO of Kirksville, we’ll make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

What you need to know about Smoke and Soot

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

What you need to know about Smoke and Soot

While the flames of a fire can cause extensive damage to your home, smoke is also a primary cause of damage during a fire. Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke can greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Kirksville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional 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

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (660) 665-3390

When Fire and Smoke Have Taken Over!

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

Homeowner viewing the damage of her home. Fire Damage Can Be Devastating!

Fire and Smoke damage can be devastating! We hope you never have to experience a fire; in case you do, we are here to help and will walk you through the steps to bring your home back to preloss condition. 

There are numerous ways fire damage can devastate homes and businesses. It’s destructive and can leave lingering odors behind not to mention the extensive water damage that results from the firefighter’s efforts to extinguish the flames. The professionals at SERVPRO of Kirksville, have specialized training, equipment, and experience that will restore your home or place of work back to the way it looked before or even better!

The first steps for SERVPRO of Kirksville to take your home back to preloss condition.

Step 1: Initial Inspection-

If possible, it’s always good to have your Insurance adjuster present during the first initial inspection but it’s not necessary. We work for you and will work with your adjuster to make the restoration process go as smoothly as possible. It is best if we can all meet at the same time so we can all be on the same page regarding the cleaning and restoration of your home or business. Once the inspection date is set, our Production Manager will meet with you at your home or business to inspect the damages and discuss the cleaning process. They will guide you through step by step, so you know what to expect.  

Once the inspection is complete, they will go over the authorization form and a customer information form to be signed prior to beginning the restoration process.   

Step 2: Content and Structure Cleaning-

SERVPRO of Kirksville has the knowledge, professional equipment and ability to eliminate all traces of a fire. Besides the easily accessible areas, we also examine wall cavities, ductwork, crawl spaces, and plumbing chases to establish whether they also suffered any smoke or fire damage. We will make sure that all fire damage is cleaned, repaired, or removed and leave your home or business "Like it never even happened." Because that is the SERVPRO way! 

After you, the Adjustor and SERVPRO of Kirksville have chosen the correct course for your home. SERVPRO will begin the cleaning process of your home or business. Depending on the severity of damage it may be necessary to box up your belongings and bring them back to our cleaning facility. This enables us to clean your contents in a clean environment while the structure cleaning and demoing is being completed. Once all cleaning is finalized of both the structure and your contents, we will bring your belongings back to your home.

Step 3: FINAL WALK Though –

When the cleaning is complete our production manager will do a final walkthrough to address any questions or concerns you may have. Once that is complete, they will present you with a Certificate of Satisfaction form for you to fill out and sign. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate any feedback you have regarding your experience with SERVPRO of Kirksville.

It is our SERVPRO goal to ensure that our customers understand the process and are happy they call us to make their loss “Like it never even happened.”

Different Types of Soot

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can get into various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage knowledge and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to colder areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke: wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Kirksville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Soot 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

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  Here  at SERVPRO we have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 660-665-3390

What Happens When Your Content Needs Cleaned?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

During a residential fire restoration, our Production Manager will meet with you and/or your adjuster to decide how best to handle your restoration. Sometimes it is deemed that SERVPRO of Kirksville need to perform what is referred to as a “Pack-Out.”

A Pack-Out is when our trained technicians carefully pack some of your personal belongings back to our warehouse to be properly cleaned. We take steps to ensure that your belongings are being handled with the upmost care. We always inventory and photograph each item to ensure there is an adequate record of your belongings throughout this process.

Often repairs and/or additional cleaning will need to be performed on your home and packing out some of your items allows our technicians to take more care with cleaning of your personal belongings, as well as ensures that your belongings stay clean through any reconstruction that might needed.

If you have any questions regarding our restoration processes or what to in the event of fire damage in your home, please call or text us at 660-665-3390 today!

Workplace Fire Prevention Tips

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fire prevention is not something just to be talked about at your home. You should also practice proper fire prevention at the workplace. Follow some of these tips taken from the article "Workplace Fire Prevention: Adopting Better Safety Measures" from the safety services company. Find the full article and more tips at https://www.safetyservicescompany.com/topic/training/fire-prevention-in-your-workplace-getting-better-fire-safety-measures/

FIRE PREVENTION IN YOUR WORKPLACE CONSISTS OF FOUR STEPS:

  1. Implement a program that includes preparation, prevention, and recognition of fire hazards.
  2. Make sure you practice proper handling of combustible and flammable material.
  3. Maintain safe housekeeping practices that reduce the risk of fire danger.
  4. Always keep adequate fire suppression equipment in your work area to extinguish fire before it goes out of control.

Different Types of Smoke/Soot

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Kirksville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional 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. 

When soot remains on an object, even if the soot is not visible, there will still be an odor associated with the soot. Often after a customer believes they have removed the source of a smell; the smell will remain.

Leave it to our professionals to come in and inspect your home for soot damage after a fire. We will be able to use our advanced cleaning techniques, combined with our deodorization tools to return your home to a preloss condition.

If you have any questions about the process of removing smoke odor from your home or business, please give us a call at 660-665-3390 today!

Help Us Return Your Moberly Home Back to Pre-Loss Condition

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

When dealing with a fire loss in your home, the process can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of Kirksville is here to help ease the burden of trying to return your home back to normal.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Kirksville provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business ran by members of the community, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

SERVPRO of Kirksville technicians are highly trained and use advanced equipment and techniques to clean and restore your home. Our focus on training and documentation help our technicians make your house feel like home again. We always strive to make your emergency "Like it never even happened."

Does Your Home Still Have a Smoke Smell?

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

When you have a fire damage in your home, you may not notice the soot that can travel throughout your home. Fires started by grease often have a transparent or clear looking soot that is difficult to spot with the naked eye.

When soot remains on an object, even if the soot is not visible, there will still be an odor associated with the soot. Often after a customer believes they have removed the source of a smell; the smell will remain.

Leave it to our professionals to come in and inspect your home for soot damage after a fire. We will be able to use our advanced cleaning techniques, combined with our deodorization tools to return your home to a preloss condition.

If you have any questions about the process of removing smoke odor from your home or business, please give us a call at 660-665-3390 today!

What to Expect During the SERVPRO Fire Remediation Process

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

When you experience fire or smoke damage to your home you might not be sure what steps to take next. Once the fire department has left and you have called SERVPRO of Kirksville, the next steps are used as a guideline to ensure your home is returned to preloss condition:

  1. Initial Inspection- Our trained Production Manager will come inspect your home for damages and see how intensely the fire/smoke affected your home and determine with you and/or your adjuster what steps need to be taken next.
  2. Structure/Content Clean- Depending on what has been determined in step one, SERVPRO will start the process of cleaning and restoring your home and/or contents to its preloss condition. This could include cleaning walls and ceilings, personal belongings, ducts, etc.
  3. Final Walk-through- Once all worked has been completed and your home has been restored to its preloss condition, our Production Manager will perform a final walk through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction before gathering payment from the appropriate parties.

It is our hope that knowing a little about the process will help ease your mind as our technicians work diligently to make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Your Personal Belongings During a Fire Restoration

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

During a residential fire restoration, our Production Manager will meet with you and/or your adjuster to decide how best to handle your restoration. Sometimes it is deemed that SERVPRO of Kirksville need to perform what’s called a “Pack-Out.”

A Pack-Out is when our technicians carefully pack some of your personal belongings back to our warehouse to be properly cleaned. We take lengthy steps to ensure that your belongings are being handled with the upmost care. We always inventory and photograph each item to ensure there is an adequate record of your belongings throughout this process.

Often repairs or additional cleaning will need to be performed on your home and packing out some of your items allows our technicians to take more care with cleaning of your personal belongings, as well as ensures that your belongings stay clean through any reconstruction that may needed.

If you have any questions regarding our restoration processes or what to in the event of fire damage in your home, please call or text us at 660-665-3390 today!

Brookfield Smoke & Soot Damage

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Kirksville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional 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

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 660-665-3390