Cleaning Fire Damage In Daytona Homes
Cleaning Fire Damage
Daytona house fires usually burn slowly and for only a short amount of time. That limits the amount of damage from flames and heat but increases the amount of cleaning and restoration needed to eliminate or reduce the effects of odors.
Odors left by Daytona fire damage are not one single type caused by a single residue source. SERVPRO restoration teams know that every item which burns leaves behind a different type of residue and therefore, odor. Eliminating these odors is as important in returning home to a livable condition as removing burned property such as ceiling tiles or furniture.
For these multiple odors, we use multiple cleaning methods. Depending on the seriousness of the fire, it may not be possible to determine the exact source of every odor. Our teams have a deep inventory of tools, cleaning agents, and deodorizers, and they use them in three phases to eliminate odors.
Phase One is containment of the odors. The task here is to prevent more odor molecules from evaporating into the air. Our teams spray a chemical deodorizer with a pump-up sprayer on every affected surface that forms a barrier which slows down, and on some materials, stops evaporation. In a few cases, SERVPRO technicians spray burned or charred items to eliminate extremely pungent odors so other team members can demolish and remove the property without choking on the odors.
Phase Two is controlling existing vapors. Our restoration teams use counteragents to eliminate odor particles already in the air. They distribute containers of Instant Odor Counteractant Pellets designed to overcome the odors without becoming an overpowering nuisance themselves. Homeowners can even choose between cinnamon- or fruity-smelling agent.
Phase Three uses thermal fogging to eliminate odors. Our teams use this final phase on odors that have deeply penetrated furniture and structural property. In these cases, a spray cannot reach all of the odor particles, so technicians disperse deodorants through the heating element of a thermal fogger. The action breaks down the agent into particles the same size as the odor particle. In this state, the agent binds with and eliminates every odor particle it comes into contact with, regardless of the type of property.
If you have already cleaned up after fire damage, but have lingering odors, contact SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange at (386) 788-0358 today. We can help you finish the task and completely return your home to its original, odor-free condition.
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