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Few Homeowners Plan on Odors After Experiencing a House Fire

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Fires leave behind damage on multiple fronts when they occur in a home. First is the damage of items singed or burned. Then there is the residual soot after the fire has stopped burning. Last, there’s the mess left by firefighter efforts to extinguish the flames, leaving behind water and chemicals used to put out the fire. One of the most frustrating aftermath of fire damage is the odor that lingers behind, which few homeowners plan on after experiencing the trauma of a house fire. Finding the source of these odors and then eliminating them requires knowledge and specific deodorization equipment. That’s where SERVPRO of East Phoenix comes in!

Fire damage deodorization

If you experience fire damage in your home, our team of experts can support you throughout the fire restoration process. With years of experience in fire remediation, we understand how distressing it can be when this type of tragedy occurs. Following IICRC guidelines, our technicians can restore your home to preloss condition quickly and efficiently to make it habitable again after a house fire. Effective fire damage deodorization requires using a combination of different techniques. SERVPRO fire damage restorers can typically get rid of the offensive smells without needing additional steps. Odor removal does not equal odor control. When it comes to deodorization, the first step is removing the source causing the odor. The second step is getting rid of any residues in the area. After cleaning, SERVPRO technicians follow up by air scrubbing or ventilating to get rid of odor molecules from the house.

Chemical containment process

Chemical containment is important in fire damage deodorization to prevent odor molecules from vaporizing into the air after a house fire. This phase involves decontaminating odor-causing materials with a chemical deodorizer, which forms a barrier that keeps the odor molecules from escaping from the source material. To complete the process, our technicians neutralize any odor particles that may have vaporized into the air by applying advanced deodorant products into the surrounding air. The vapors from these products counteract the pungent smells they come across. This process is a part of SERVPRO’s tried and true fire remediation process, so we’re confident we can successfully address odor issues in your home after a blaze.

Work with SERVPRO to ensure you don’t experience after fire odors

The effects of fire damage should not be underestimated. Knowing who to turn to for fire remediation efforts, including unplanned odor removal, can make the process less painful, and recovery faster. SERVPRO of East Phoenix can come in and begin the fire restoration process immediately; we’re available 24/7 to help. For any assistance after a house fire, call us at (602) 507-6163. We’re here to help!

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