What Are Soot Webs?
Soot Webs: What You Need to Know
Soot webs occur when soot accumulates on a surface and clings to it. This happens in the presence of high heat and oxygen. Soot webs are unsightly and often difficult to remove. If you have soot damage after a fire, we can help.
Soot Tags & Soot Webs
Soot tags are the most common aftermath of fire damage, and they're also known as soot webs. They have a black, greasy appearance and can be easily identified by their distinct color. Soot tags are small bits of soot that collect on the surface of a wall, while soot webs are created when smoke or soot is pushed into the wall cavity.
Soot webs can occur in the aftermath of fires, forest fires, or even cooking fires if you're not careful!
Common Places to find Soot Tags
Now that you know what they look like, where do you find them? Soot webs are most common found in:
- Cabinets and countertops
This also means that soot webs can be found on items such as your furniture, electronics, etc.
Do I need soot removal?
Soot webs usually occur after some kind of fire. Fire damage, smoke, and soot can be very difficult to mitigate on your own without the proper equipment and know-how. In most cases, calling a professional is the best solution!
If you've noticed black sooty deposits on the walls and ceiling of your home, it’s important to determine if you actually need soot removal. While many homeowners are tempted to clean them off themselves, this is a job that should be left up to professionals.
How does SERVPRO of East Concord/Brentwood remove soot?
Soot tags and webs can be extremely difficult to clean from your home. Let us help! When it comes to soot damage, you want a cleanup crew that knows what they’re doing. SERVPRO of East Concord/Brentwood specializes in water and fire damage cleanups and we know how to handle the most stubborn soot residue. We use special equipment and cleaning agents that are safe for your home, but tough on soot. In fact, our technicians are trained to recognize signs of more serious structural problems related to fire or smoke and will provide you with an honest assessment of the extent of the damage to your home or business.
Our team has the technology and products needed to get any job done right, no matter how big or complicated it may seem at first glance. We will work with you to determine the best solution for your home.
Soot tags and webs can be a huge hassle for homeowners if not taken care of in a timely fashion. If your home or business suffered from a fire loss, give our SERVPRO team a call today! Our team can assist with all of your fire, soot, and smoke damage cleanup and restoration needs.