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What Determines the Action Taken to Deodorize Morristown Property During Fire Damage Restoration?

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

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 SERVPRO Considers the Effect Section of a House, Types and Amount of Residues Involved

Dealing with an invisible problem can bring unexpected challenges. For instance, quantifying the resources needed for removing odors after fire damage in Morristown is challenging unless you find tangible things to base it on.

Deodorization is as essential as any other aspect of fire damage restoration in your Morristown home. Without sufficient deodorization, smoke odors can linger for weeks or months, making it uncomfortable to stay indoors. SERVPRO technicians rely on experience and specialized training to assess deodorization requirements.

Some tangible factors that guide deodorization include:

  • Amount of residues left on surfaces
  • Whether the affected area is confined or open
  • The type of fire residues involved

It is easy to establish these factors even from casual observation. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians check for visible residues on surfaces. We also check whether there are openings such as windows, doors, and ventilation in the odor-filled area. Wiping surfaces with a cleaning sponge helps reveal if residues are wet or dry.

Various actions can help address the odors, including:

  • Removing structural materials 
  • Cleaning surfaces
  • Applying odor counteractants

The chosen method is what determines the necessary resources. For instance, light residues require light or moderate cleaning of surfaces, sufficient ventilation, and misting for odor management products. Our SERVPRO technicians' clean materials and then use ULV foggers to deliver deodorizers. If an area is confined, sufficient ventilation and a powerful deodorization method are necessary. Our teams can use air movers to ventilate the area and run an activated oxygen unit overnight. A thorough cleanup is also essential. When wet smoke residues are involved, a radical approach such as stripping off surfaces is necessary before applying standard deodorization methods.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County considers every aspect of fire damage restoration, including deodorization, crucial. Call us at (423) 318-6733. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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