At National Restoration

  • Our trained technicians can evaluate the condition of the building after the fire. This can determine if the smoke traveled through wall cavities (which is know as a “Push”).
  • We can determine what of your home or facility and contents and possessions are “salvageable” and what are “non-salvageable”.
  • Our team of technicians can then focus on the contents and items that are important to you.


  • Protein – This type is invisible, has a pungent odor and varnishes
  • Dry Smoke – Occurs with a fast burning fire with high temperatures
  • Moist Smoke – Occurs with a smoldering fire; it is sticky and difficult to clean
  • Synthetic – Occurs from residue from plastics; it is hard to clean
  • Puff Backs – Results from oil heaters; smoke travels throughout the ducts and house


A push results from the pressure a fire creates while burning. The pressure from the fire actually pushes the smoke into wall cavities, electrical and light outlets, and behind trim. When smoke penetrates these areas, the odor is very difficult to control, especially if the smoke penetrates insulation. In this situation, only a professional restoration company can properly deodorize the property and remove the smoke and soot.


Smoke damage after a Hotel Fire.