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Residential Fire Odor Elimination

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire in Dallas Kitchen Fire - Soot on cabinets & ceiling

Unlike the massive blazes that make the local news, most Dallas home fires are small and usually contained to one area of the home, usually the kitchen. Even a small fire can leave behind some very troublesome soot residues and smoke odors.

Any fire odor in a home can make it very challenging to continue to reside in. At SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas, we understand that no amount of scented potpourri can eliminate a weak odor, let alone the pungent odors present after a house fire. That is why we use a multiple-stage process to remove, clean, and eliminate the source of the unpleasant odors.

Before cleaning any surface, one of our technicians will determine if an item is salvageable. We remove and dispose of any unsalvageable property caused by the fire. This first action eliminates most of the strong odors and helps our restoration crews determine the source of remaining odors and also provide a healthier environment for our employees, homeowners, and anyone else who may need to be onsite like insurance adjusters.

Next, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas technicians use rubber sponges and a 2 step-chemical solution application to remove residual soot and odor from structural material items such the walls and ceiling.

The following step is to use Thermal Fogging & Ozone. The process uses a fogging device with a heating element to vaporize and dispense a liquid deodorant into the home. The deodorant particles bind to the odors, neutralizing them. The fog evaporates within a few hours and does not stain carpets or upholstered furniture.  The last step is to release O3 or ozone into the affected areas. Ozone is an unstable molecule and will break apart odor particles to recombine as a more stable particle which eliminates the odor.

If you have any lingering odors from a recent fire, they do not go away on their own. Our goal at SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas is to eliminate every unpleasant odor in area homes, so the owners can put the fire behind them and move forward. Call us at (214) 463-5880 today to schedule a service call and see what we can do for you.

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