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Deodorizing After a Fire in Your Lake Worth Home

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

boats in water beyond long pier Don't let fire damage ruin your day at the beach. Call SERVPRO!

Methods to Ensure Your Home Does Not Retain the Malodor of Smoke

Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, close to the Atlantic Ocean and 64 miles north of Miami. Recreation activities centered around the beach and art are attractions for locals, snowbirds, and vacationers. Included in the area lovely beaches, a fishing pier, and a downtown shopping area. Open-air markets and art festivals are typical occurrences in Lake Worth. Many murals, illustrating the town's vibrant art scene, reside in the downtown area. You can enjoy an art walk to view the murals, or you can find eclectic vintage shops and fashion boutiques.

Some of the original settlers in the area were former slaves Samuel and Fannie James, who arrived in 1885. Fannie wrote to the Postmaster General in Washington DC to approve a post office in the area. She decided that the town should be called Jewell. Homesteaders lived in the area at that time, but she was the first official postmistress once establishing the post office. Before that, the region was home to Indigenous People known as Jaega. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of written history about the Jaega after the Spanish settlement in the late 1600s. Finally, In 1909 when Dade County became too large, it expanded and became Palm Beach County. Jewell was incorporated as the "Town of Lake Worth" in June 1913.

A historic building of interest is the Casino and Beach Complex. Despite the name, it is no longer a casino but a shopping and event complex with 1920s architecture. The event space hosts weddings and other events, featuring a 3,000 square foot ballroom with a wrap-around terrace and scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Like any beachside towns, water sports are a huge draw to the area. You may prefer quiet time relaxing ocean-side, or you may like to go on a deep-sea fishing charter.

Here are some everyday water activities in the area:

  • Enjoying live music and entertainment
  • Kayaking or paddleboarding in the intercoastal or the ocean, if you're brave
  • Fishing charters or boat rentals for a full or half-day 

Encountering Fire Damage in Your Lake Worth Condo

After visiting the beach, you may come home to find that you left something on the burner and have a small kitchen fire. No matter the fire's size, you often are left with a terrible strong smell, especially if you burnt meat or fish. It may not be a substantial, visible mess, but it typically creates an unnaturally strong odor and leaves a clear sticky residue throughout your kitchen.

SERVPRO technicians can tackle strong smoke odors by:

  • Removing the source of the smell as quickly as possible
  • Wet cleaning the impacted area to remove the sticky residue
  • Use masking and absorbing agents to reduce the smell
  • Use thermal fogging equipment to reach and remove the odor throughout the home

For assistance with restoration after a fire in Palm Beach County, contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777. 

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