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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cob Webs or Smoke Webs?

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke webs in a ceiling corner Your fire can cause pretty interesting webs!

Fires are devastating  disaster to all involved. In some instances, restoration companies such as ourselves, find peculiar results from these fires.  Your first thought when you look at the picture could be "are those my cob webs" but it is actually something that we refer to as smoke webs, soot webs, or even soot tags!  Pictured here is a home that our team performed services on where smoke webs appeared in the corners of the room.

How do these smoke webs appear?

the ionization process of burning, particularly synthetic materials like plastics, rubbers and polymers, creates charged smoke particles which can attract towards certain surfaces and attract to each other creating chains, and ultimately web-like formations.  Webs form under certain conditions called wet smoke, which involves low heat or smoldering type environments.  Smoke webs are typically sticky and pungent and will smudge easily.  these webs will show up in areas where there is limited air flow, typically corners and edges of ceilings.  Depending on what exactly the webs are made of, they can be more difficult to clean.

If you home or business has experienced a devastating fire loss, look no further, SERVPRO of Rolla is here to help! Our franchise is locally owned and operated, so we are already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us the most.

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