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What a Stink After a Fire! Durham Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Help

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

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Lingering Odors in Your Durham Property Should Worry You after a Fire Loss

Fire damage incidents can be very destructive and in the process cause a significant financial setback for any homeowner. Whether the cause of the fire was a faulty heater, gas leakage, candle, short-circuiting or any other cause, such incidents are always associated with the surprise factor. Smoke odors are part of the challenges that residents of Durham struggle with when such incidents happen. We identify sources of such odors and neutralize them using appropriate deodorization methods.
We never assume things during fire damage restoration even when we are dealing with a small section of your smoke filled Durham property. Our SERVPRO technicians understand that soot and smoke can move to other areas within the building and stick to surfaces. If that happens, lingering smells remain in the building even weeks after the event. Ozone neutralization and thermal fogging are two main deodorization procedures we use to address the odor problem.
In thermal fogging, a deodorant is fed into a fogging device which thermally breaks down the product into small particles. We then direct the dispensed deodorants to the target area. Our SERVPRO team uses appropriate respirators when using this technique, and it is necessary to put up signs showing Thermal Fogging is in progress. The thermal fog appears like smoke, so, it is our responsibility to alert the local authorities to avoid cases of false alarm. It is necessary for unprotected people, and pets stay away from the site, and we make sure all pilot lights such as furnaces, water heaters, and gas ranges are off.
We use ozone generators to produce the ozone gas that we use for deodorization. Our SERVPRO technicians use this technique when addressing odors in unoccupied areas. We also place signs to alert people that this procedure is in progress and abide by the OSHA exposure levels when using this gas. Our team also ventilates the area at the end of the process before reentry. Hydroxyl generators are another option for chemically altering the malodorous compounds, thus rendering them odorless.
SERVPRO of Durham uses several deodorization techniques to neutralize toxic odors after a fire damage incident. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is in your home or business, call us at (603) 868-3343 when you need proven emergency services.

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