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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Does Smoke and Fire Damage Move in Wilmington Offices?

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Debris leftover from Fire For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080.

Smoke Behavior Dictates the Needed Fire Restoration for Wilmington Commercial Properties 

Knowing how smoke and soot particles react after a fire loss incident provides the necessary restoration and recovery approaches. Our SERVPRO team utilizes several mitigative strategies based on the types of smoke damage experienced. Some of the ways that your office building can be damaged after a fire include:

  • Smoke solids
  • Soot
  • Harsh odors
  • Residues

Turbulent Movement

To begin fire restoration in Wilmington offices, restorers must first understand the behavior of smoke damage circulating in the environment. Among the chief concerns is the turbulent motion of hot and cold air, creating convection currents that force smoke solids against ceilings and walls systems with pressure.

Spread of Smoke Solids

Smoke solids and soot damage circulate fast through open areas. Open floorplans common to office buildings are an ideal layout for widespread soot coverage. Air filtration equipment can help slow this progression and how many surfaces and contents are ultimately affected.

Available Pathways for Smoke Migration

Allowing structural openings to continue without management and containment strategies permits smoke damage and subsequent odors to spread quickly throughout the building. The priority of responding technicians to seal over these openings is to prevent the continued migration of smoke damage to other office areas.

Smoke Odor Spreading

Another unfortunate behavior of smoke damage is the production of harsh malodors that overwhelm the property. The combustion process destroys multiple materials, and based on the composition of these elements, the type of odors created vary significantly. We have several deodorization practices, such as powerful neutralizing products and equipment like thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines.

It is essential to provide the most immediate and efficient smoke damage remediation and restoration services as soon as possible. Your office can continue to suffer fire loss effects until these conditions are managed. Give our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team a call today at (302) 762-8080.

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