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What Is the Best Way to Fight Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Marysville Homes?

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Considers Odor Penetration Patterns Before Choosing a Deodorization Approach

When fire burns, it leaves various byproducts, including surface deposits like soot and particulate matter suspended in the air. One effect of these residues is pungent odors that engulf the entire property. As you carry out fire damage restoration processes such as cleaning, you may notice some reduction in the odor, but you may still feel uncomfortable, leaving you in a dilemma of what to do next.

Choosing professional fire damage restoration for your Marysville home is one way to eliminate all the challenges that come with fire disasters, including restoring indoor air quality. SERVPRO can help evaluate your deodorization needs, thus determining whether any unpleasant odor can go away on its own or removal is necessary.

Odor management takes various approaches, including:

  • Using masking agents to conceal any temporary odor
  • Deodorizing surfaces by spraying water-based deodorizers 
  • Fogging to remove deeply embedded odors

The kind of action necessary when dealing with odors depends on many factors, so it varies case-by-case. For instance, the type of finish on materials left undamaged by the fire determines whether odor molecules penetrate deeply. In general, unfinished materials like wood can act as odor reservoirs long after the fire is out. The age of the material also matters since older materials tend to be more porous. 

Removing deeply embedded odors requires:

  • Replicating the conditions during odor deposit
  • Neutralization of odor molecules without damaging the surrounding materials
  • Sealing surfaces if odor removal is impractical 

One of the effective procedures our SERVPRO teams use against deeply embedded odors is thermal fogging. The fogging equipment heats and atomizes solvent-based deodorizers producing thick fog, which readily spreads all over the room and penetrates deep into affected materials reaching all odor molecules.

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington can manage fire damage restoration at your property, removing any traces of foul odor, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (360) 658-0506.

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