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Why Deodorization is the Enemy of Soot, Smoke, and Fire Damage in White House Homes

12/25/2016 (Permalink)

The smell left behind by a fire is best removed by professional technicians. Call SERVPRO as soon as possible!!

SERVPRO Technicians Get Rid of the Lingering Smell of Fire After Damage

In the aftermath of a house fire, there are a lot of minor and major crises to deal with. There may be damage to the walls and ceilings, which requires urgent repair. Some items of furniture might be charred, burned, or just damp from the actions of emergency responders. The clean-up process is a big job, and no homeowners should have to handle it alone.

This is why SERVPRO is committed to repairing fire-damaged properties in an efficient, stress-free manner. With just one phone call, our technicians can be onsite and put together a rescue plan. They are able to respond to not just fire damage in White House homes, but also extensive smoke and soot damage.

Smoke leaves a particularly nasty odor, which can only be eliminated with the use of sophisticated deodorizing techniques. SERVPRO can use these techniques to make sure that fire does not cause a stink in your home.

What Is Deodorization?

The process of deodorization involves the release of odor neutralizing particles. These particles are dispersed in the fire damaged area so that they can come into contact with the bad smells. Once they meet these odor-causing particles, they break them down and eliminate the problem. This happens at a microscopic level.

Smoke particles are extremely tiny. Even the biggest are only around four microns, which is very small indeed when you consider the fact that a full stop is approximately 150. It makes them tricky to capture because they can easily penetrate carpets and other soft furnishings. When this happens, you get a stubborn, lingering smell which sticks in the nose and throat.

How Does Deodorization Work?

Ultimately, deodorization is different for every case of fire or smoke damage. The effectiveness of the process depends on getting the application right. Due to the tiny size of the smoke odor particles, it is really important that the neutralizing substance is able to follow in their ‘footsteps,’ so to speak.

For this reason, deodorizing chemicals are applied in a number of ways. The aim is to match the dispersal technique to the path of the smoke. So, for example, in the aftermath of a fire, the SERVPRO technicians will likely use a mist or vapor solution. This creates a light, super mobile dispersal, which can follow bad smells into carpets, sofas, walls, and other areas.

If you would like to find out more about the deodorizing process, you can talk to our fire damage repair team. They have many years of experience using this technique to eliminate stubborn smoke odors. SERVPRO of Oakville/Mehlville is a locally based company, so we are the best choice for fire damage services. Call us 24/7 on (314) 846-0600.

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