Recent Fire Damage Posts

Northern Lancaster County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/29/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • 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 Adamstown, Mohnton 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 for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –717-484-0007

Fire Damage Reading PA

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Living room. Everything is charred, walls, ceiling, floors and furniture. Fire Damage Reading PA

Fires can be devastating to you and your family.

Here are some tips for fire safety:

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.

Make sure to change the batteries of the smoke detectors.

Always practice your escape plan with your family, including your pets. If a fire occurs, escape your house as soon as possible and never go back inside for anything or anyone.


Don’t leave burning candles unattended.
Secure your wires out of sight of your pet, as you do not want them to mistake them for a chew toy.


We are the fire damage experts and can help you at the first sign, we have 24/7 emergency service and can help you no matter the time. Call SERVPRO of Adamstown, Mohnton 717-484-0007.