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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

San Mateo Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage San Mateo Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your San Mateo Home.

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damages and odors. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor. The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of San Mateo will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises, therefore, smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored to the specific conditions. Our crew has fire damage training and expertise to help you and your family through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your San Mateo home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire damage conditions.

SERVPRO of San Mateo understands how extremely devastating fire damage can bring for your family and your home. It’s a stressful and confusing time for everyone, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our professionals at SERVPRO of San Mateo will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with tremendous care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (650) 931-6060

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster


SERVPRO of San Mateo is dedicated to responding immediately to your San Mateo fire damage emergency. A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and reduce the restoration cost. We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. No damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of San Mateo. Our staff is highly trained with the power and knowledge to restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (650) 931-6060

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