Characteristics of Smoke and Why Fire Damage in Your Goodyear Home Needs Professional Assistance
Flames and the Resulting Smoke Damage Are No Match for SERVPRO
Your Goodyear kitchen is the center of all activity in your home. It serves to nourish your family, plus you can entertain your friends here and even sneak a midnight snack. The heart of any home is your kitchen, so a fire here can be especially devastating. Even a small blaze has the potential to create a significant interruption in your daily activities.
Experiencing a fire and fire damage in your Goodyear home can be devastating and overwhelming. Even if the fire was small, you have many losses to deal with including soot and smoke and possibly water from putting out the fire. Plus, your daily life is interrupted. Our SERVPRO staff understands how stressful these situations can be, so we are always standing by to help you out after a fire.
During a fire, smoke and soot particles settle on and adhere to surfaces. Restoration is removing these residues. Understanding how smoke behaves during a fire helps us to know how to find the most massive deposits of smoke residues and how to remove them. The two factors about how smoke reacts have to do with temperature – the surrounding surface temperature and how hot the smoke is.
SERVPRO techs understand that convection refers to air movement transferring heat. Hot air is forced up since it is not as dense as colder air. As it does so the cooler air displaces, the warmer air as it settles downwards. As the fire burns, it pulls in the colder air at lower levels and warms it. It then rises and forces air close to the ceiling to flow downwards. As the fire burns, this pattern continues, which results in a constant movement and circulation of air in a room or building, which are convection currents.
Hot smoke usually moves toward colder surfaces. Known as hot goes to cold, this is the law of minimum energy. As hot air rises, the colder air around surfaces which are not very warm falls and is replaced by smoky, warm air coming into contact with the colder surface. Therefore, hot smoke travels toward the colder surfaces of windows, outside walls, closets, closed drawers, and unheated rooms.
Because SERVPRO of Litchfield/West Phoenix technicians understands how smoke and soot travel throughout your home in Fairfield, Tolleson, or Hideaway during a fire, we can thoroughly clean it up. Just give us a call at (623) 594-6033 as soon as the flames are out so we can restore your home.
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