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Understanding the Different Types of Smoke and their Effects

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Different Types of Smoke and their Effects If your home, personal belongings, or business suffers from smoke or fire damage, call your local SERVPRO experts at (337) 462-6500.

The unique behavior of smoke can leave damage on your belongings that is complicated to repair. There are two different types of smoke, wet and dry. SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville, and Vinton Professionals are excellently trained in fire/smoke clean up and restoration and are experts in the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns. This information is vital to properly remediate the damage left behind. The SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville, and Vinton team will begin by surveying the severity of the damages from moisture, fire, smoke, and heat on the building materials and its contents. The soot is then tested to determine the type of smoke damage left behind. The results of this test helps our professionals determine the proper cleaning method, in order to focus on saving your precious belongings.

The professionals here at SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville, and Vinton know smoke can seep into the various holes and cracks within the structure, causing unseen damage and a lingering odor. Their knowledge of building ventilation and structural systems helps them investigate just how far smoke damage may have spread within the structure. The following are some lesser known facts about smoke you may not be aware of:

  • Hot smoke generally moves to cooler areas and the higher levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, penetrating each floor using the holes made for the pipes.
  • The type of smoke can greatly affect the remediation process.

Different types of Smoke

  • Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace puff backs)—While “puff backs” can potentially create havoc for homeowners, our franchise professionals can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.
  • Wet Smoke (Rubber and Plastic)—Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs can be more difficult to clean.
  • Dry smoke (Paper and Wood)—Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises before smoke.
  • Protein fire residue (Evaporation of material rather than from a fire)—Essentially invisible, damages colors and varnishes, extreme lingering odors.
  • Other types (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue)—Special damage situations require special treatment.

Here at SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville, and Vinton, our professionals are excellently trained to tackle even the most challenging damages.

SERVPRO's new warehouse facility in DeRidder

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO's new warehouse facility in DeRidder SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton's new warehouse facility.

Newly constructed warehouse facility close to home!

SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton is pleased to announce the opening of its new facility located at 2819 Hwy. 171 in DeRidder.

With approximately 5000sf of climate controlled warehouse, SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton is ready to handle any sized loss.  Our SERVPRO professionals are knowledgeable and highly trained to assist in any number of disaster scenarios.  

Our new facility allows us to store your contents on property, making SERVPRO your one stop shop for any restoration/remediation need.  With contents remaining on property until the conclusion of reconstruction, this allows us to offer our customers a better product in a shorter time frame.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton today at 337-462-6500

SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton adds new truck to its fleet

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton adds new truck to its fleet SERVPRO's 2016 Ford F-250 fleet truck.

SERVPRO's always here to help!

To better assist our customers, and to answer a growing need for restoration efforts in the DeRidder area, SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton has added an additional vehicle to its fleet.

Soon this truck will transform from stock white, to SERVPRO green, and is capable of assisting in any number of loss situations.  Whether your home or business was struck with water damage, a fire or soot loss, or is in need of mold remediation, this truck will be on location to assist.  Able to pull one of our covered cargo trailers, or a utility debris trailer, this truck makes us faster to any sized loss.

Continue to visit our webpage for additional pictures once the SERVPRO graphics have been installed.

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, please call SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & DeRidder today at 337-462-6500.