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Revealed: Team SERVPRO Offers Custom Solutions for Fire Damage Situations in Raleigh Homes

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen Fire damage and its related odors can seem to linger for a very long time. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services and odor removal.

Why SERVPRO Succeeds in Raleigh Post Fire Damage Deodorization

A most frustrating effects of a house fire in Raleigh is the odor that can endure long after all signs of charring and soot are cleaned up, and your home looks as it did before the blaze. We learn in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training that each individual perceives smells differently, complicating matters for both you, members of your family, and our technicians. This unique way of experiencing the issue is why we are patient when addressing odors.

An Art as Well as a Science

The trick to eliminating fire damage odors in Raleigh is protocol, practice, and perseverance, why we invest in training and innovative products and equipment. We follow a procedure when seeking out and eliminating odors, repeating steps, and changing strategies until success. 

The Odor-Elimination Framework

Consistency is adhering to a proven protocol, ensuring that we do not miss a straightforward solution. This theory is why SERVPRO starts smoke and soot odor remediation by following with the below agenda.

  • Remove the odor source and debris
  • Deep-clean surfaces
  • Recreate the conditions that resulted in odors penetrating
  • Seal surfaces that continue to emit malodors

Debris and Deep Cleaning

If any charred and residue-covered debris remains, chances are high they continue to give off an odor. This persistence is why SERVPRO technicians go over your home with a fine-toothed comb more than once, looking for missed items. Checking in hidden recesses and taking on the next step, deep cleaning, with vigor can make the difference. We also try options like the placement of masking and absorbent agents as we discover spaces where odors are high to try to turn the deodorizing corner.

Recreating and Adapting Conditions

The most commonly discussed “recreation” strategy is thermal fogging. We combust deodorants at a high temperature to minimize their size, with the hope of having the small particles seek out and pair with the odiferous bits still airborne or settle. The pairing neutralizes the smell by changing the chemical composition of the molecules. Slight different science underlies ozone machines or hydroxyl generators that produce invisible particles that find and alter or break up the bonds between soot particles and the bad smells.

Sealing as a Last Resort

Some porous surfaces absorb and retain the odors despite all other efforts, why SERVPRO eventually recommends using a sealant to trap the odors inside. Although not the first choice, sealing works well when demolition and replacement is not an option.

Our investment in employee training and up to date equipment is why SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest delivers post-fire damage deodorization success. Have confidence that one call to (919) 790-1222 is the first step toward eliminating malodors.

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