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Deodorizing: The Crowning Touch To Remediate Fire Damage Within Your Garden District Home

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Deodorizing: The Crowning Touch To Remediate Fire Damage Within Your Garden District Home Homes in the Garden District, Smoke & Fire Damage, and the Answer--SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Expertise and Talent Can Restore Your Smoky Odorous Home

SERVPRO crews have been on the job ever since the first call came reporting your historic home had been damaged by a chimney fire. Floors, walls, and ceilings in the affected parlor now show no signs of the sooty mess that overtook the room when the century-old masonry fireplace belched fire and smoke. The chimney has been cleaned, repaired, and tuck pointed. Ornate trim and the grand chandelier gleam and shine once more. Furnishings were restored, some antique pieces are taken off site for deep cleaning and ozone treatments to remove the smoky smell. You are ready to return to your comfortable life, inviting family and friends for cozy dinners and welcoming the community to enjoy your dwelling the next time there is a tour of your Historic District designated neighborhood.

But you continued to be troubled by a lingering malodorous sensation, a smell that has spread beyond the fire-damaged room now restored in your Garden District home. We are not finished with the fire damage restoration until you feel our work has left your home “Like it never even happened.” To banish the last memories of that terrifying chimney fire we are tasked with reassessing the level of smoky smell remaining in all areas of your structure. Everyone experiences residual smoky odors in an individualized way, and our job is to remove the last vestiges of the acrid aroma as sensed by all the residents. Indoor air quality, IAQ, is crucial to maintaining a healthy environment.
 
SERVPRO uses a multiple prong approach to deodorize smoke odors. Initially, the source of the odor is removed, done already in your case by cleaning and restoring all surfaces and areas where the conflagration occurred. While this is being done, we may use chemical containment to prevent the charred items from emitting more compounds into the air to contribute to the smell, wetting areas with appropriate products as we systematically move through the room. Vapor odor control is then used via spray to counteract odor carrying particles already released into the air. In extremely severe odor cases, or in situations where one or more individuals in the home detect odor more acutely than others, a third method called thermal fogging can be used. Deodorants move through a heated chamber within specialized equipment and are combusted, resulting in much smaller particles that then attach to the remaining malodorous bits still suspended in the air of your home. The thermal fogging actually changes the chemical composition of the smoky airborne residue, rendering it effectively odorless. These methods can be repeated until all are satisfied that no odor remains.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery has but one goal when restoring your historic home after fire damage -- completely returning it to its pre-loss condition. Call (334) 284-1612 night or day and then let us take care of every detail, from appearance to tenacious odors.