When a homeowner in Sherman Oaks, CA has a smoldering fire, the chemical phenomenon known as Soot Tags aka “Smoke Webs” occurs. Soot Tags result from the ionization process of burning synthetic materials like plastics, rubbers and polymers, creates charged smoke particles which can attract towards certain surfaces, and attract to each other creating chains, and ultimately web-like formations. They form under certain conditions called wet smoke, which involves low heat, or smoldering type environments. Since this fire was smoldering throughout the night, it makes sense that the room was filled with Soot Tags in the morning. Luckily, the homeowner called SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch and we were able to clean and disinfect the entire structure to its original state.