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How to Remove Smoke Odors After a Fire in Your West Palm Beach Home

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Whether fire or water restoration, SERVPRO of Lake Worth is equipped for the job.

Removing Odors with Fire Damage in West Palm Beach

Fire damage can be devastating for a home, there are not only charred items and building materials but also damage from water or the extinguishing agent used to put out the fire. Because soot can travel, it is vital that cleanup happens as quickly as possible and traffic stays out of the fire loss area until mitigation efforts are completed to avoid spreading it to other rooms.

When SERVPRO cleans up and restores fire damage in a West Palm Beach home, our first concern is safety. We contain the rooms using thick plastic barriers and cover the vents to keep soot from traveling into the ductwork.

Our technicians pack and remove restorable items to another area outside of the cleanup site. Then we remove charred items and building materials and extract water or remove fire extinguisher residue as needed using hand-held vacuums with HEPA filters. The HEPA filtration is necessary because it captures the small soot particles that can cause odor.

Our technicians work closely with your insurance adjuster to ensure that there is approval for every step of the restoration process and we remain within budget. SERVPRO technicians photograph and catalog every item we handle, whether it is a restoration or a loss.

After the cleanup of fire loss areas of the home, we clean and disinfect surfaces. This action typically lowers foul smoke odors significantly, but sometimes the smoke odors left behind require additional odor control treatments.

We have different types of equipment to meet smoke odors head-on and eradicate them. Hydroxyl generators and ozone machines work in similar fashions to capture odor-causing particles and render them inert at the molecular level. Another type of odor control uses thermal fogging, which delivers a liquid solvent heated and delivered as a fog that penetrates porous items exactly like smoke and overtakes the residual smoke odors.

SERVPRO of Lake Worth can turn around the effects of fire damage. Contact our certified technicians 24/7 at (561) 588-9777, and we can arrive onsite within hours to make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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