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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Lets Eliminate Fire Odors

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Regardless of how unpleasant burned and smoky odors crept into your home, until effective methods permanently remove the stench it is impossible to put a fire event behind you. That is where SERVPRO of South Cabarrus comes in.

The odor remains in your home long after the neighboring fire is history. Ridding a home of the odors produced by a fire is not a task conducive to a do-it-yourself method.

-Odor elimination include disposal of the burned items and surfaces followed by a thorough cleaning. If not completed carefully, post-fire cleaning can make matters worse, the soot along with the smell.

-Professional fire damage restoration technicians complete a series of training that teach industry best practices. These methods ensure that the odors and particles locked into furnishings, carpets, and unsealed surfaces are dislodged and removed.

-Steam cleaners and innovative products with efficient wetting agents and attractants that loosen the particles, trained technicians remove all soot, which are released out of the smoky vapor.

-Smoke also contains vapors and gases that carry noxious odors in the smallest particles. Some of the airborne molecules can be cleared with fans and ventilation, but not completely. A home that has duct work is the probability that smoke vapor and soot particles recirculate through the HVAC system.

-Expert cleaning of the venting and replacement of the filters goes a long way toward eliminating the residual odors. 

Homeowners respond by using candles, air freshener sprays, and other masking agents. These attempts are a temporary fix, and by mixing synthetic chemical smells with the smoke can create an even ranker aroma. Air scrubbers scrub particulates from the air and penetrate into crevices, cracks, and fibers where the odors hide. The chemical changes effected by this unique equipment eliminate the last bit of the smoky odors lingering after a fire.

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