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Cobweb or soot?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Soot on ceiling After a fire damage, soot gathers

If you have suffered smoke damage, you may notice what appears to be cobwebs on your ceilings.  They’ve been called soot chains, soot tags, and have even been mistaken as dirty cobwebs… but what are they really?

Soot webs are indicative of a fire. They are ionized soot particles that stick together in chains, and tend to gather along the edges of walls and ceilings where there’s cool air. The soot migrates to these cooler areas in order to create a sort of equilibrium after a fire.

Although they may look easy to clean, soot chains should only be handled by a professional. Things like household cleaners can lock in the soot, making something that was once simple and easy to clean more complex and time consuming – every second counts when remediating a fire loss!

Our experience with fire and its aftermath dates back to 1967. Rest assured your home will be treated with respect and restored back to preloss conditions with our team of highly trained professionals on scene.

Need an estimate, we are Here to Help.  Call us at SERVPRO of Fall River for a free estimate 508-676-9100.  

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