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How Can Soot Get Removed from My Pigeon Forge Home?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Black home with boarded up windows After fire damage SERVPRO can help make it "Like it never even happened."

Depending on its location and the materials affected, soot can be a considerable threat to your property if not addressed quickly and deliberately. 

Fire restoration and recovery can be an overwhelming process for Pigeon Forge homeowners. Seeing your property in such disarray after a structure fire can leave you questioning whether the house will ever look the same again. As a trusted restoration company for many insurance providers serving our area, we understand all of the obstacles we could face with your home's restoration and recovery. We work alongside your insurance adjuster to meet their expectations, needs, and limitations. In many ways, beginning as soon as our team first arrives, we are working to make fire losses, "Like it never even happened."

Among the most threatening conditions that exist after fire damage in Pigeon Forge homes are smoke residues and soot. These residues and circulating particles can be hazardous to the health of those exposed and provide a threat to the surfaces where these particulates come to rest. Addressing these concerns requires multiple strategies, equipment, and even qualified personnel.

How Does Soot Develop? 

Despite the destruction you might see looking around your house after a fire gets extinguished, much of what you view is incomplete combustion. Half-burned materials and contents can often be a catalyst for soot production and smoke residues adhering to the walls, ceilings, and other surfaces throughout the house. Soot can be among the most dangerous and threatening presences in your home after a fire, specifically because of its effect on those exposed without the appropriate personal protective equipment. Our technicians responding to fire loss incidents arrive with respirators, coveralls, and other protective gear to ensure that we are not directly exposed to hazardous conditions until the property's appropriate evaluation has taken place. With soot concerns, the primary threatening aspects of this health hazard include:

  • Microscopic size
  • Carcinogenic
  • Acidic

How Can You Remove Smoke Residues from Wall and Ceiling Surfaces? 

Our responding technicians' primary focus is to address smoke residues adhered to services throughout your property. The faster that we can remove these safely, the less threat of our technicians or the occupants of the house becoming exposed to threatening conditions. Also, our focus on eliminating soot buildup on the services of specific materials and wall systems can protect these materials from the particles' acidic nature. There are many factors involved in choosing the right approach for removing smoke residues, including the type of residue present, the thickness of the coating, the material underneath the residue, and other factors. Specific abrasive cleaning techniques could damage underlying materials if these considerations do not happen before cleaning begins. Among the popular choices for residue removal, we often consider:

  • Media Blasting – The premise of blasting involves using media like baking soda and pressurized water or air to dislodge and remove smoke residues from exposed materials' surfaces. This approach can impact the coating of soot exclusively without damaging the underlying substrate.
  • Dry Ice Blasting - Pressurized dry ice pellets (CO2) are placed in a hopper and then directed at slightly charred roof members to scrape off a thin layer of carbonized wood. This means that supporting structures, especially for the roof, do not require demolition.
  • Surface Cleaning – Oily residues like you might find after proteins have burned, can be equally challenging to remove from specific surfaces. Emulsification is the best approach in these situations, and this occurs by introducing water-based solvents to the surfaces along with abrasive cleaning techniques.
  • Controlled Demolition – In more extreme cases where so the damage has already impacted the material to the point of degradation or staining, the suitable approach is to remove the affected portions of the construction material. Addressing the situation quickly can reduce a greater need for tear-out and reconstruction overall.

Can Soot Get Removed from Contents? 

Protecting your personal belongings is also a focal point of our fast response to fire emergencies. Soot can be just as considerable of a threat to these possessions as it is to services throughout the home. In many situations, it is cost-effective and more efficient to relocate these damaged belongings to our SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning and restoration. We have several specific techniques designed exclusively to address smoke residues within varying materials. Some of these approaches include:

Removing smoke residues requires specific equipment, products, and experienced personnel to achieve. You can count on the fast response and industry-leading equipment of our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties team when fire emergencies occur. Give us a call whenever you need us at (865) 429-8885.

How Can I Remove the Soot After My House Fire?

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

Fire Damage and Soot are No Match for SERVPRO – Let Us Restore Your Gatlinburg Home!

Any sudden blaze will leave your Gatlinburg property with copious amounts of debris and plenty of stubborn soot residue. When you call SERVPRO to help, we ensure that your interior gets restored to preloss condition, free of any fire reminders. Our objective is to make it “Like it never even happened,” with each project we are called out to. We deploy our Green Fleet to get to work, providing our state-of-the-art methods and professional equipment.

Will All the Odors and Soot Go Away?

Soot and smoke particles are often stubborn, making them a priority for each call we have to help with fire damage in Gatlinburg. Because the soot is acidic by nature, it can lead to corrosion of certain materials, such as metals. Our skilled technicians address harsh soot residue in several ways, including:

  • Wet or dry methods help to loosen smoke and soot particles from a variety of surface areas.
  • Thermal foggers work to heat up deodorizing agents to form a chemical cloud, which then penetrates the materials and helps pull out odorous particles.
  • When there is a substantial amount of smoke residue present on surfaces, we can seal the walls using a special primer. This gets followed up with the final paint color for a flawless finish.

What About the Air in My Home?

Indoor air quality is always essential with a fire restoration job, which is why we employ various filtration tools to pull out particulates from the air within your home. This helps eliminate lingering smoke odors while ensuring that your interior air is safe for inhabitants.

  • Air Scrubbers – these powerful tools inhibit microorganism colonization while reducing air particulates.
  • Hydroxyl Generators – this equipment deodorizes your interior while filtering and purifying the air with HEPA filtration.

When you need help reversing the impact of fire damage, call our team at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties. We are available for emergency restoration services 24/7 at (865) 429-8885.

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What is the Best Way to Get Rid of The Smoke Smell from My Home?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

electrical fire Don't let fire and soot damage to your Gaitlin home get you down. Call the professionals in SERVPRO to handle the work.

SERVPRO Uses Professional Equipment and Products to Remove Smoke Odors

One of the worst things about experiencing a fire in your Gatlinburg home is the lingering smoke smell. Even the smallest kitchen fire can make your whole house smell, especially if you had some meat or fish cooking on the stove, causing a protein fire. First, it is crucial to remove the source of the smell and then go about deodorizing your home.

Can I Ventilate my Home and Spray Air Freshener to Get Rid of the Smell?

Maybe, but Professionals Have Access to Stronger Equipment and Cleaning Chemicals unfortunately for your fire damaged Gatlinburg home, it is incredibly challenging to rid your home of smoke smells only by "airing it out" or through ventilation. Air freshener is a masking agent that may cover up the smell for a short time, but typically does nothing to eradicate the malodors caused by fire. Often, technicians use a combination of techniques and equipment in a multi-step approach to rid your home of the terrible smoke smell.

What Kind of Air Purifying Equipment Helps Get Rid of the Smell?

  • Electronic filters kill microorganisms that are floating in the air as they go through the filter.
  • Ventilation fans pull outdoor air in the impacted area while exhausting the smoke-filled air from inside the home, weather-permitting
  • Air scrubbers use charcoal filters to trap odorous particles as it filters clean air back into the environment.
  • Hydroxyl generators produce pairing bonds to neutralize airborne odors

How Does Fogging Help?

  • Foggers recreate smoke by traveling in a fog throughout your home, reaching every nook and cranny.
  • Humectants in wet fogging absorb the odor particles.
  • Counteractants in thermal fogging chemically combines with the odor molecules to destroy the smells.

For help ridding your home of strong smoke odors, contact SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties (865) 429-8885. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

The Real Truth About Tending to Fire Damage Issues in Sevierville

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Regardless of the extent of the fire damage, lingering odors are hard to conquer with professional help. Contact our certified team for services.

Is My Fire Damage in Sevierville Big Enough for a Professional Cleanup Company?

As many of us spend more time cooking at home, we may increase our risk of a kitchen accident causing fire damage to our home. The flames may affect only one area of our home and leave behind soot and smoke. It can also leave behind a reminder only our sense of smell can perceive. Often, it is the foul smell of smoke and fire that drives us to seek professional help.

Homes with fire damage in Sevierville can call upon our SERVPRO team for help. Regardless of the size of the fire, your curtains, furniture, and other surfaces may continue to emanate an odor that clings to everything you do. As homeowners, we may venture to the store and purchase aroma diffusers and scented candles from the vast array available. However, our efforts may fall short of neutralizing the odor and eliminating it once and for all.

SERVPRO technicians train in the classroom and on the field to address situations like yours. Our techniques and products are available to deodorize your home are far more efficient than what is available at your local supermarket. Here are a few of the options at our fingertips:

  • Air scrubbers
  • Odor pellets
  • Ozone generators

The focus of our application can vary from neutralizing odor molecules to eliminating them, and SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties is your source for them all. Call us at (865) 429-8885 regardless of the size of your emergency and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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We Address Four Critical Areas In Sevierville After A Fire

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

A soot covered shower wall after a fire We were able to remove the pungent odors from the greasy fire damage in this bathroom with our state of the art equipment and supplies.

Can Homes Be Livable Right After a Sevierville Housefire?

After a fire loss incident, identifying the immediate threats to a Sevierville home is only a portion of the emergency services required. Not every situation and emergency demands occupants relocate to a safer area, which makes immediate restoration practices vital to make living in the damaged home as uncomplicated as possible. Making this possible can save an insurance provider or customer the costs of Additional Living Expenses (ALE.)

Whenever possible for a homeowner to stay after fire damage to Sevierville properties, our SERVPRO professionals must work quickly to address for primary obstacles that exist and impede on comfortable living. While the customer living around the ongoing restoration can be a complication in itself, we work hard to ensure that these situations are as agreeable to the homeowner and their family as possible. We address four critical areas immediately.

  • Odor Removal – Undoubtedly, fire damages are going to leave behind powerful and noxious odors that are overwhelming. We have practical deodorization strategies, including the application of our thermal foggers, which are safe to use while others are in the house.
  • Cleaning – While this is always a component to our restoration after a fire, when the occupants continue to live in the house during recovery, cleaning of heavily used areas like bathrooms and kitchens must take precedence over other restorative tasks.
  • Laundry – We can help to ensure that damaged clothing in the house gets adequately cleaned. Our SERVPRO professionals look to the customer for guidance in which apparel needs returned immediately.
  • Containing the fire damage – Because of migrating effects that can pose health concerns for the occupants of the house, or merely the possibility of cross-contamination, we can establish containment barriers when possible to limit traffic into recovery areas.

While allowing homeowners and their families to remain in a structure after a fire loss can save them on additional expenses and stress, it adds an even higher level of urgency to the restoration process for our team. No matter how we can help after a fire, you can count on the expertise and fast response of our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties team. Give us a call today at (865) 429-8885.

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Fire Damage In Your Gatlinburg Home

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Contact SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 for restoration options.

Textile Restoration and Odor Removal after Fire Damage in your Gatlinburg Home

Leaving a portable heater on overnight can catch onto dry fabrics or materials in the home and result in a small fire. While these types of fire are generally quick to contain and control, they do release a significant amount of hot ash, carbon, and smoke into the home. When you are surveying your home, you are likely to find blackening on walls and ceilings as well as a thick, unpleasant smoke odor. Unfortunately, removing the areas of soiling does not always remove a scent which can quickly absorb into textiles and fabrics typical to the home environment.

Not all fire damage in Gatlinburg requires structural restoration to your home. The most common issues facing homeowners are related to contents. Blankets, items of clothing, sofa covers, pillows, and curtains can often take on smoke odors. It is not always viable for a homeowner to perform full replacement of the numerous textiles in the home, which is where SERVPRO contents cleaning can help to pick up the slack.

Odor particles can be microscopic, which allows them to enter and bond with particles in porous contents. Once inside, these odors can be stubborn and unresponsive to vacuuming or regular washing. At SERVPRO, our contents cleaning specialists can assess different types of fabrics, cleaning chemicals, and deodorants for use on materials. We usually can group and catalog textiles, which can then be taken to a storage facility while they await restoration.

Fire insurance plans are often inclusive of contents cleaning, meaning that they do not add extra expense to your home restoration after a fire. SERVPRO cleaning appliances are designed for industrial and commercial cleaning, which can be more rigorous than your washing machine. When cleaning fabrics, our team uses a combination of cleaning mixtures and deodorants to successful remove the offending odor. Once the removal of smoke odors is complete, we can return them to you in a preloss condition.

Replacing all textiles in your home can carry high costs. Contact SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 for restoration options.

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We Provide Fire Restoration Cleaning for Your Home In Gatlinburg

11/23/2019 (Permalink)

house interior burned after a fire Knowing what to expect from our professional fire restoration team can help the entire process to happen quickly and seamlessly.

Fire Restoration Cleaning for Your Gatlinburg Home

The task of restorative cleaning after a fire loss occurs in your Gatlinburg home can be a unique challenge that many property owners cannot face alone. Our SERVPRO cleaning technicians have extensive training through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in many facets of fire recovery, giving us a thorough education of restorative practices, cleaning techniques, and what to expect in even severe fire loss scenarios.

After fire damage to Gatlinburg homes, many look to our experienced team of recovery specialists to begin the process of returning the residence to preloss condition. Establishing what the property needs to reach this point is one of the critical scoping practices necessary by our project management, crew chief, and the homeowner. Documentation of the current conditions of structural elements, contents, and the structure itself dictates the necessary steps to reach this goal.

An unfortunate part of cleaning up after a fire is determining the areas and contents of your house too severely damaged to restore with our advanced techniques. Because fire and smoke damage exist into rooms and spaces far beyond the initial ignition point, it is feasible that there are many structural points and contents close to the origin of the fire that is too severely charred, blistered, or burned to return to preloss condition. Those that can, however, allow our SERVPRO team to get to work quickly with agitation cleaning techniques relative to the surface damage, leading up to abrasive cleaning tactics like soda blasting.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that fire recovery means an overall renovation and revitalization of the property when, in truth, pre-existing conditions and problems within your house do not get addressed in fire loss restoration unless they hinder the process. We can make fire losses “Like it never even happened,” but that leaves these pre-existing damages recognized and documented, but unaddressed.

Knowing what to expect from our professional fire restoration team can help the entire process to happen quickly and seamlessly. With our experience and advanced equipment, our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties can help when disasters strike. Give us a call today at (865) 429-8885.

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Fire Damage in Gatlinburg

10/20/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen If your kitchen suffers from an electrical fire, call SERVPRO to put your mind at ease.

Determining the Future of Contents with Varying Degrees of Fire and Smoke Damage in Your Gatlinburg Home

During a fire, your Gatlinburg home's structure takes a serious beating. The things inside, your house's contents and your family's personal belongings, also become adversely effected by smoke and the heat from the flames. We have a crew that addresses your rebuilding needs, but we also want to help reduce your family's restoration costs further by restoring as many personal belongings and household items as we can.

We use different methods to clean soiled items for our customers in Gatlinburg when soot and fire damage affects their possessions. Before we can do this, we need to sort through everything and place things into groups. We categorize your belongings according to type of material and the damage sustained. 

We place items that need only a wipe-down with a dry sponge or other basic cleaning method into one group. These might need dry sponging, or a gentle cleansing and rinse. This often works well for fine china and similar items. Books often require vacuuming in place. Carpets and rugs need soot-cutting cleaning agents for adequate restoration.

Our building department can help restore much of your family's electronic equipment. They check for damage caused by smoke, soot deposits, heat, and firefighters' water. They recommend you do not turn any items on before they examine them. Doing so can cause shorts in the wiring or circuit boards and ruin the item permanently.

Any items that require care at our facility go into boxes to protect them from breakage during transportation and storage. We attach a detailed inventory sheet to each box and this follows the corresponding items throughout the process, until we return it to you.

When we come across belongings that became so damaged by the fire that we cannot restore them, we compile another list of these items to help you with replacing them. This list can also help you when placing a claim with your insurance agency.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties handles emergencies involving fire and smoke damage near Pigeon Forge, Jefferson City, and Newport. For a highly skilled team with knowledge of the most effective restoration methods, call (865) 429-8885.

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We Discuss Our Odor Removal Tools For Your Fire-Damaged Sevierville Home

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Flames shooting out of a small window in a burning home Give us a call anytime at (865) 429-8885.

Odor Removal Tools Preferred For Fire-Damaged Sevierville Homes

Fire loss incidents that occur in Sevierville homes come with a range of potential effects, and widespread odors can be one of them. Deodorization is one of the many restoration services that our SERVPRO team can offer your fire-damaged property, and we have multiple powerful tools and advanced devices to do it. The choice of which machines get used depends on the type of materials affected and the available space within this damaged region of your house.

Even though our team must help to overcome several effects of fire damage in Sevierville homes beginning as soon as we arrive, deodorization can be an underappreciated threat that makes comfortable living difficult. Even with small flare-ups that do not require your family to relocate, you cannot expect to move on from the traumatic fire loss incident without addressing all of the lingering effects. There are many standard units that our professionals use to address foul and noxious odors in your home after a fire.

Hydroxyl Generators – These units can affect a broad area of your home, making it ideal for open spaces. Through the use of UV radiation reacting with water vapor, these units can both clean and deodorize environments where they get placed.

Thermal Foggers – These are portable units that can move with the technician to address specific problem areas of the house. Through thermal power, a cleaning solution gets vaporized and turned to a dense fog that can neutralize odor molecules on contact.

Ozone Generators – While we also have larger chambers in our SERVPRO facility, these smaller units can address odors by producing ozone that bonds with odor compounds and eliminates them. This process is hazardous to humans and pets, and so the use of this unit is carefully regulated by our team.

The use of these deodorizers can help to address embedded odors within materials, textiles, clothing, and other areas of your house. Even where these smoke effects have permeated walls and other surfaces, our capable devices can help. Whenever you contend with fire losses, trust our SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties team to help. Give us a call anytime at (865) 429-8885.

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Call Us

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

When you have a fire damage in your home, the longer you wait to contact a restoration company the worse the fire damage could become. . If a house maintains fire damage, proper clean up is important as the ash, soot and water will destroy what remains.  It’s bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to extinguish it can cause secondary damage.Depending on the damage a home can often be restored to its before fire state. A restoration team has a difficult task to perform and a great deal of responsibility, so don't just pick any restoration company, pick the professionals at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke Counties. Call SERVPRO of Sevier , Jefferson and Cocke Counties today at 865-429-8885

Types of Smoke

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

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 Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke Co. 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 – 865-429-8885

Smoke and Soot

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home.

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.

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 – 865-429-8885

Summer Fires

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

House fires are less likely to happen during the summer months but that doesn't mean a fire cant start at any time in your home. Nobody wakes up thinking " my house is going to caught fire today" but statistics show that one in four people will experience a house fire resulting in property damages.

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 – SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke & Hamblen Counties 865-429-8885.

Don't Wait to Call Us!

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

When you have a fire damage in your home, the longer you wait to contact a restoration company the worse the fire damage could become. . If a house maintains fire damage, proper clean up is important as the ash, soot and water will destroy what remains.  It’s bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to extinguish it can cause secondary damage.Depending on the damage a home can often be restored to its before fire state. A restoration team has a difficult task to perform and a great deal of responsibility, so don't just pick any restoration company, pick the professionals at SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke Counties. Call SERVPRO of Sevier , Jefferson and Cocke Counties today at 865-429-8885

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Car in the garage caught fire!

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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. 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. 

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

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.

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 Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. 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. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 865-429-8885

SERVPRO Of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke Co. Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/14/2017 (Permalink)

This house fire was caused by a dryer. SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Co. was called to clean up the aftermath!

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 Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke Co. 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 – 865-429-8885