“My neighbor’s house burned down, and I wound up with smoke damage,” said Tammy R., a first time homeowner. “I didn’t even know that was possible. But after the fire, there was this terrible smell all through the apartment. There was this slimy, ashy grit on the walls. No matter what I tried, I could not get it clean.”
Norwell: Smoke Damage Facts
Smoke is Harmful.
Fire is terrifying, but after the flames are out, smoke is still pretty scary. There are a number of toxic and potentially carcinogenic compounds in smoke, ash, and smoke residue. It’s not a good idea to come into contact with or inhale these compounds.
Different Types of Fire = Different Types of Smoke
Not all fires are the same. Some fires burn very quickly, at a high temperature, while other conflagrations smolder at a lower temperature, generally producing more smoke. The smoke from the quick, hot fire is different than the smoke from the slower blaze. There are many different types of smoke, depending on what was burned, the conditions it was burned in, how quickly it was burned, and at what temperature it was burned.
Different Types of Smoke = Different Types of Smoke Damage
Each type of smoke has its own type of smoke damage, as the different types of smoke interact with the surfaces in our living spaces in a different way. Some smoke is actually invisible, but will attack the surfaces on your furniture and create an unbelievably bad smell. Other smoke, such as puffback smoke from a malfunctioning heating system, is heavy, black and sooty, leaving a thick, visible residue everywhere it touches.
Cleaning up smoke damage is not a do-it-yourself job. It’s difficult, dangerous, and potentially very bad for your health. If you need smoke damage clean up in Norwell call in the professionals. Service Master South Shore will do the job quickly and completely, meaning your life can get back to normal as soon as possible!