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Are Water or Solvent Based Deodorizers Better to Use in Bloomingdale Fire Damage Restoration?

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged building sign When a fire strikes your home, SERVPRO is their company to call. Our fire restoration techs are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Restores Bloomingdale Properties with Fire Damage

A house fire can be one of the most damaging events a Bloomingdale property owner gets faced with. While there may not be much hope for restoring the building and contents, SERVPRO technicians can view the scene differently. 

When working on fire damage restoration in Bloomingdale properties, SERVPRO techs use maximum effort to remove the charred building materials, clean soot off furnishings, and restore as much as possible to save homeowners the cost of replacement for both the structure and contents. It starts with an inspection and then an organized removal of contents to outside cleaning stations for one-on-one attention by SERVPRO techs using methods such as immersion or abrasive cleaning as appropriate. 

Once the fire cleanup efforts are complete, SERVPRO technicians ensure that all the pungent odors are removed from the structure and contents. The major reason is that if repairs or reconstruction of the property occurs on top of smoke odors, they will eventually infiltrate the home and create unpleasant odors. Odorous soot particles, which can be smaller than the human eye can discern, can become airborne and travel on shoes, equipment, or air ducts to other house areas. That is why SERVPRO puts up containment to inhibit the potential for this event occurring. 

The technicians usually attack fire odors using a multi-layered approach. When the walls have no damage from heat or flames but have soot that cannot be removed through their proprietary methods, the techs frequently turn to sealants to trap the odors and give the walls or ceilings a fresh start that needs a primer and fresh coat of paint to erase all evidence of the previous fire damage. Other methods for eliminating pungent smoke odors from the structure include:

  • Equipment such as thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators
  • Deodorizing water-based cleaners
  • Time-release gel pellets

SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk at (813) 460-0204, performs fire damage restoration for commercial and residential Bloomingdale properties. 

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