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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Specialized Tools for Fires to Take Service to the Next Level

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Specialty Equipment Used for Fire Losses Specialty Equipment Used for Fire Losses

There are many things that separate companies in any industry: communication, response time, professionalism, knowledge and efficiency.  While most of these depend on the characteristics of the team providing the service, a large part of the efficiency relates to the tools to get the job done.  

In a fire, you will usually be dealing with a heavy odor from the smoke.  Aside from the standard process of cleaning up the soot, a thermal fogger, an ozone machine, a hydroxyl generator, and carbon filter may be needed. 

A thermal fogger heats up a liquid solution to a temperature hot enough to morph into a fog.  This is distributed to all affected areas, binding to the smoke particles to neutralize the odor.

An ozone generator functions in a similar fashion.  Ozone (O3) works at the molecular level by breaking apart the odor molecules and recombining with them to form a more stable molecule which in turn neutralizes the odor. 

Hydroxyl generators work by using UV light to sanitize and deodorize a structure.  These can be used if residents of the structure are not able to fully vacate the premises during remediation.

Another unique tool is a carbon filter which resides inside an air scrubber. With this special filter, the air scrubber will not only help clean the air but can substantially capture the odor before returning clean air.  

These are just some of the advanced tools we use at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas to efficiently and effectively mitigate fire losses.  Give us a call to help with any fire damage you may encounter!

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