Fire Fact - Part 1
Some facts about fire.
SMOKE Isn't Easy as 1,2,3...
Behavior of Smoke
A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke. That's why it is important to have trained technicians at your customers home. SERVPRO franchises know their smoke!
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas
- Smoke migrates to upper levels of a structure
- Smoke flows through plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process.
Types of Smoke
The first step at a fire scene is to calm your customers fears and then test the smoke to see what type of fire has taken place.
Plastics & Rubbers
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Paper & Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefor the smoke rises.