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Smoke Damage Worcester and Franklin Counties MA

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Different types of Smoke Damage

There is a common misconception regarding fire damage: that only the flames of a fire cause the damages. The reality is that smoke can cause a significant amount of damage as well. More often than not, smoke damage is what is going to take the longest when cleaning or restoring your property. Smoke may not be able to burn items into ash, but it can render a space unusable due to heavy odors or permanently tarnished walls, structures, and fabrics. But when speaking about smoke damage, there are a few different types, which you should understand:

  • Wet Smoke is caused by a slow-burning, low-heat fire. Wet smoke is some of the hardest to clean up because it forms a thick film on surfaces.
  • Dry Smoke is a fine powder caused by a quick, burning blaze. Dry smoke is easier to remove from nonporous surfaces, but must be carefully vacuumed out of fabrics, tile, and other porous surfaces. When attempting to wipe the powdery dry smoke from porous surfaces, you run the risk of compounding the particles and trapping it into the porous crevices.
  • Protein Smoke, like that which you get from burning a steak on the grill, is much lighter in color than other kinds of smoke and can be visually hard to catch until it gets onto wood varnishes or paint, which can become discolored permanently.
  • Petroleum Smoke comes from openly burning fuel oils. In many ways it’s the opposite of protein smoke; it’s incredibly dark and stains everything it touches with an oily residue, but is relatively easy to clean if you have the proper cleaning agents available.

Types of Smoke Damage from ServiceMater Restore


Smoke Damage Assessment

If you’ve had a fire, you’re probably already familiar with the extraordinary damage that smoke can do — that’s why Worcester and Franklin Counties  have the fire damage repair specialists in ServiceMaster by Williams. In the event of a fire, we can provide the services to help restore your property back to normal. Both visible and invisible smoke damage needs to be determined to implement a proper restoration process. A thorough inspection and assessment is needed to determine both the damaged and undamaged areas of your home or business.
 Smoke Testing Services in Worcester and Franklin Counties MA
Did you know that smoke can follow your plumbing system, creeping through the holes around pipes? Hot smoke, like hot air, moves to higher areas.  Smoke will also move to cooler areas of your home or business.

Did you know that smoke can become pressurized and penetrate small areas? It can also get inside wall insulation and air ducts.

Smoke testing allows for a thorough investigation of the smoke damage to your home or business. This process determines whether your home or business is safe to occupy during the restoration process, and will guide us through a more comprehensive planning for the restoration of your property.

Steps to take after the fire is out


Experiencing a fire or smoke damage can be  a very stressful event. The caring professional sat ServiceMaster by Williams will guide you through the smoke testing and fire damage restoration process, to make your experience as smooth as possible.

Contact ServiceMaster by Williams today for professional, experienced fire restoration, smoke damage and smoke testing experts.

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