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What Are Those?! They’re Soot Webs!

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Perfect example of a formed soot web, post-fire disaster.

Halloween time brings about a wide array of spooky items and curious spectacles, soot webs however, are no Halloween decoration (even though they may look the part). If you’re still asking yourself, ‘what in the world is a soot web?’ let me elaborate.

Soot webs, which are also referred to as “Soot Tags”, are a common occurrence following the unfortunate run-in with a house or office fire. As one can imagine there are all kinds of different materials that catch fire and burn during fire disasters. The soot that generates from petroleum and synthetic based materials are carried with the heat of the smoke/fire to colder areas and will bond together once they reach areas with low circulation. These soot particles are so charged that they begin to create these bonded ‘web-like’ strands that can stretch from wall to wall. They’ll continue to build on themselves and the result can resemble a spider web that merely collected soot, this is not the case. These are entirely new structures that form on their own.

This is where SERVPRO® of Licking County takes action, with our heroes always at the ready. Our SERVPRO® specialists have encountered the curious spectacle of soot webs on many occasions during our 25 plus years of service. They are thoroughly trained in fire damage restoration and cleaning to bring your home or office back to life with the "Like it never even happened," feeling.

Don’t wait for any spiders to take up residence in these webs, call SERVPRO® of Licking County today at (740) 587-0938 for more information on how to get your home or office Halloween party ready! Let’s get you ‘Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned’ today!

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