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Dirty Cobwebs??? Not hardly... SOOT WEBS!!!

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dirty Cobwebs??? Not hardly... SOOT WEBS!!! These are not SPIDER WEBS. This is known as a soot web. Do not attempt to clean these on your own.

I walked into a clients home the other day and thought WOW... She remarked how she isn't normally a dirty person and that she had just wiped those areas the other day before the fire.

Then I learned that this is a natural reaction by soot. That they make their own webs magnetically. These webs are usually found in corners like spider webs and here’s why. Smoke/soot circulates towards cold, as the air is seeking equilibrium within its environment. These areas tend to be on the perimeter of the ceiling on an outside wall since those walls are cooler. Not only are those areas cooler, but the area near the ceiling is also a low area of concentration.

How cool is that??? I mean I know the fire ain't such a great deal but this part is really neat. Anyways, I thought someone else might find this just as interesting.

PS, don't clean these when a fire happens, it can compound the issue. Leave it to the professionals to get rid of them.

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