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Deodorizing Your Home After a Fire

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that in two minutes a small fire can turn into a life-threatening situation? Not taking immediate action in the next five minutes can lead to your home burning down. Making that lifesaving call to the local fire department can save you and your family. If the damage is not extensive, your home is easy to restore back to the pre-fire damage condition. Before enter your home, removal of the smoke odor is a must.  Here are three deodorization equipment used by fire damage restoration technicians.  

Ozone Machine

Using the ozone machine by fire damage technicians in your home eliminates odors caused by mold and fire.  As a portable unit, it works by generation ozone, an unstable gas composed of oxygen molecules. The gas reacts with smoke odor oxidizing the residue and removing it. Before turning on the machine, SERVPRO restoration experts ensure no pets, people or plants are present. After completion of the deodorization process, the gas reverts to normal oxygen. 

Electric Sprayer

SERVPRO fire damage experts also use the electric sprayers to dispense chemicals.  It does this at 50 psi.  During restoration, we spray the chemical directly on the surface. The electric sprayer method is applied to heavily charred structural components or carpets. When sprayed, the chemical wets the surface. This is the reason whey we only use it on surfaces with little or no potential of discoloring. 

Ventilation Box Fan

Unlike the ozone machine, the ventilation box fan generates airflow at great velocity.  With a velocity range of 3,000-5,000 cubic feet of air per minute, the machine works by removing odor, vapors, and fumes.  To ventilate and deodorize fire damages, thermal fogging is necessary. To ensure complete removal of all smoke odor and residue, the exchange  of air must be done 40 times.  The ventilation box fan is also useful when drying a wet structure and firefighting. 

SERVPRO of Vicksburg & Yazoo is a trusted leader in the fire damage restoration industry that people have come to rely on.  To get rid of smoke odor professionally, call our office at 601-634-0909 

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