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Types of Soot:

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

In my last blog post, I discussed how soot is made as a byproduct of a fire. Below are the different types of soot that exist and why you should call SERVPRO.

1. Wet Soot
Wet soot is a result of oxygen starved, smoldering fires. The lack of oxygen increases the amount of soot in the area. This occurs when there is low heat and high moisture content. Typically when there's a fire that produces wet soot, it was produced from burned synthetic materials, such as vinyl, plastics, and polyester.

2. Dry Soot
Dry soot is made when there are oxygen rich fires. The fires have burned natural materials and the fire itself was really hot, which increases the degree of penetration of soot into surfaces. This can be sticky and cause discoloration on surfaces.

3. Oil Soot/Protein
This is typically a light amber or yellow color. These fires are a result of grease fires in kitchens.

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