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Three Simple Steps for Taking the Stink Out of Fire Damage in Nashua Homes

12/26/2016 (Permalink)

Fire damage odors can linger. Call SERVPRO to make sure that they don't!

SERVPRO Technicians Follow a Multi-step Process for Odor Removal

When we think about fire damage, we imagine charred walls, burned carpets, and collapsed ceilings. Our minds tend to picture the worst scenarios because fire is a very destructive force. However, there are lots of ways in which even a small blaze can cause major devastation.

The common misconception is that the flames themselves pose the biggest threat. This is not usually true, particularly when it comes to fire damage in Nashua homes. Smoke and soot can be much harder to deal with. The stains are difficult to remove, they contain harsh toxins, and they leave an extremely stubborn odor.

It is this lingering, acrid odor which requires expert attention from a fire damage repair company like SERVPRO. Keep reading to find out how our technicians use cutting edge deodorization techniques to get homes smelling fresh again.

Removing the Source

Before bringing any deodorizing instruments or tools into your home, the SERVPRO team will first carry out a full inspection. This will allow them to assess the extent of the problem and identify which fire damaged items need removing. If structural materials have been charred, they will remove as much of this as possible.

Preparing the Deodorizer

There are all kinds of different ways to ‘deodorize’ a fire damaged room or area of a house. The reason for this is because the effectiveness of the process often depends on getting the application right. The deodorizing particles released into the area must be able to make contact with the lingering odor particles so that they can neutralize them.

In order to do this, they need to travel and disperse in the same way as the bad smell did. For fire damaged properties, this typically means that a fogging device or machine is used. Smoke does not flood an area; it travels around it in a kind of mist formation. This is why the SERVPRO technicians apply deodorizing chemicals, sanitizers, and neutralizers as a fine ‘mist’ spray.

Sealing and Containment

In some cases, it is also possible to, literally, seal smoke odors away beneath a layer of paint. This will not always be a suitable method, but it is one of the most efficient. If we believe that it will be effective, we will save you time and money by taking this quicker, more affordable step. However, sealing and containment are only really viable in instances of mild to moderate fires, in which walls and ceilings have sustained mostly aesthetic damage.

The damage caused by soot and smoke can be extensive, but it does not have to be permanent. Reliable, effective fire damage repairs and remediation services are just a phone call away. SERVPRO of Nashua is based in your local area, and we are here to help you. Call us 24/7 on (603) 889-2311.

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