Common Causes of Smoke Damage
Protein Fire: You've burned food in your oven and on your stove, leaving behind strong odors and smoke residue on your surfaces and kitchen contents.
Complex Fire: Multiple natural and synthetic items inside your home have burned, causing black smoke residue on contents and surfaces and synthetic smoke odors. Here, emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces.
Natural Fire: Fire came from the outside due to burning trees, shrubs, and bushes. The smoke has penetrated the structure from outside, so smoke residue and odor are present.
Furnace Malfunction: Heating appliances like oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and caused smoke distribution throughout the property.
Fire Damage Goes Beyond Burned possessions
- Ash and smoke can continue to cause damage and corrosion to materials left behind.
- Odors from smoke will stay in a room or a home long after the fire and continue to cause problems without removal.
- In a few minutes, walls and other surfaces will discolor.
- In a few hours, finishes on kitchen appliances turn yellow.
- Smoke causes etching in glass after just a short time and will tarnish metal quickly.