Our Specialists Discuss The Behavior Of Smoke In Coon Rapids
Fire Damage Experts In Coon Rapids Explain The Behavior Of Smoke
Whenever an inferno sparks inside your Coon Rapids house, some of your building materials and contents fully combust or turn from a solid to a gas with the application of heat. However, during most fire damage scenarios, several substances do not completely combust and spread throughout your building in the form of smoke. Smoke can quickly spread into areas far away from the blaze's source. These partially combusted particles can cause other negative issues.
When battling fire damage in Coon Rapids, our SERVPRO technicians examine how smoke behaved during the blaze to help with eliminating any problems caused. Smoke can cause several problems inside any structure that it affects. When it contacts cooler surfaces like the upper portions of your walls or ceilings, it can cause soils and soot residues to negatively affect the surfaces of your building materials and contents.
One thing that sets SERVPRO above other restoration companies is that our technicians have a vast knowledge of the behavior of smoke. Our crew is trained by the International Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or IICRC program. We study and understand the following four principles of how smoke behaves.
1. Temperature Of Smoke
When smoke first comes off of the flames, it is hotter than the air around it. Warmer air rises because it is not as dense as the air in the atmosphere. This means that soot residues can be most present on the ceilings and upper walls of the areas of your house that are near the source of the fire.
2. Temperature Of Surrounding Surfaces
Hot smoke tends to be attracted to cooler surfaces, which is a principle that is referred to as "hot goes to cold." This means that soot residues can be more heavily concentrated on cooler surfaces of your contents and building materials.
3. Arrangement Of Building Space
Contents and building materials that are located close to the fire's source will collect more soot residues as smoke moves through your building, and areas far from the source will have fewer amounts of soils and soot.
4. Ionization And Magnetism
In some cases, soots can become magnetically charged and be attracted to the surfaces of your building materials or contents that have the opposite magnetic charge.
If you ever need professional restoration conducted after an inferno ignites on your property, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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