Fire Damage Photo Gallery

Soot Damage

Leftover smoke and soot following a fire are more than just smelly and unsightly. Exposure during fire restoration efforts can adversely affect your health. Children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk when exposed to smoke and soot. Its effects have been known since the 18th century, when the British Parliament passed the Chimney Sweepers Act in response to its association with cancer - the first ever occupational health legislation….the more you know.

Annual Fit Test for the crew

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

Chem Sponge

Here at SERVPRO of Carroll County we have many techniques and tools for dealing with fire remediation. One of our favorites is called the “Chem Sponge” is used for removal of dry dirt, dust, hair and smoke/soot residues. They work like large “erasers”, these rubber sponges drawing the dust, soot and smoke residue into the cells of the sponge material.

Soot Webs

Our customers frequently mistake these soot webs, also known as soot tags, for smoke that has attached itself to spider webs that were present prior to a fire. In fact, soot from synthetic/petroleum based sources that have burned, cling to each other like magnets creating chains of soot.

Soot Damage

This was the aftermath of a furnace malfunction at a church in Westminster Maryland. When we arrived on the scene.  there was significant smoke and soot damage all throughout the building. The owner couldn't believe how quickly and completely we were able to clean the soot from the walls and ceiling. We make disasters "Like it never even happened."