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Smoke Deodorants for Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Pierce

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

matches burning Fire damage can leave offensive smoke odors behind. But no worries! Call SERVPRO!

Fire Damage Restoration Involves Deodorization

Deodorization is one of the final main obstacles to fire restoration for homes and businesses. This process involves several types of deodorants and cleaning products to achieve the intended results. Types of deodorizing that our SERVPRO team offers include:

  • Masking
  • Pairing
  • Disinfection

What is Masking? 

Fire damage restoration for Fort Pierce properties hinges on our ability to remove harsh smells from the structure after extinguishment. One of the fastest routes for making the environment tolerable for technicians and house occupants are masking products. As the name suggests, these do not remove odors but instead overpower them for a time. These are also a strong defense against imaginary odors (phantosmia) that can be a significant obstacle in restoration.

How Does Pairing Work? 

Pairing deodorants work as a chemical reaction to combine the molecules of odors with unstable compounds or to reduce the presence of harsh smells through absorption and subsequent neutralization. There are two main pairing agent types:

  • Humectant –These chemical products combine with airborne odor molecules, causing them to fall as precipitation on surfaces in the house. They can then be cleaned from the materials and removed by mechanical means.
  • Counteractant –This is a neutralizing approach that involves chemically combining odor molecules with products that destroy bacteria or change a molecule’s properties.

Disinfection Cleaning

Fire damage can benefit from various forms of disinfection cleaning as well. This approach destroys odor-causing organisms and compounds in the environment, and this is among the most popular avenues for deodorization and odor removal after a fire gets extinguished. Some of the options here include:

  • Ultraviolet light
  • Temperature extremes
  • Ozone
  • Fresh air

Fire damage can leave offensive smoke odors behind. Our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team has effective mitigating and cleaning solutions to overcome these threats and return the property to preloss condition as fast as possible. Give us a call today at (772) 362-7060. 

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