Ultimate Solution for Baymeadows Fire Damage Remediation
Mitigating Fire Damage Only Partially Removes Odors in a Charred Home in Baymeadows
Baymeadows residents rarely sustain a massive house fire, with most blazes remaining contained in a small area and quickly extinguished. Cleaning up the soot and smoke smudges left behind after such a fire helps to remove most of the smell. Homeowners with residences that sustained more extensive fires can continue to detect smoky odors for months or even years afterward.
SERVPRO's Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) concentrate on every aspect of damage in your Baymeadows home caused by the fire, smoke, and water, and how they interact to create foul odors. Odors originate from the particles created during changes to substances in your home. These can come from burned articles of clothing or upholstery, or from water-turned-to-steam that plays a role in the continued disintegration of heated materials.
Even after we pull these odor-causing items out of your home, odors continue. We know this happens because of hidden particles that both the smoke and the steam carried and deposited throughout your entire home. We remove the soot deposited on surfaces, launder clothing and stuffed toys, vacuum carpets and rugs, and wash walls and ceilings. However, it is quite common for odors to linger even after all these tasks.
Our team can perform different odor-eliminating methods to make your home smell “Like it never even happened.” One method is with the use of a hydroxyl generator. This method is preferred over ozone when materials remain damp, as is often the case after a fire. We want to perform odor eliminating functions like this during our other mitigation tasks to help make our specialists more comfortable while they work. With ozone, we cannot work until the ozone has cleared the house. However, both of these are equally effective at freshening the air and making it much more pleasant.
Hydroxyl generators do not resolve the issue of still-present particles of soot, in any case. To eliminate these particles' ability to continue affecting your home's air quality, we use thermal fogging. Just like the heat from the fire and the steam changed everyday items into odor-producing soot, the chemical agents in the heated fog bond with the soot particles and create a larger, heavier molecule. Now weighing more, these particles can no longer get back into your home's air and your family no longer smells these odors.
SERVPRO of Jacksonville South can help your family not only get moved back home after a fire, but we can also ensure that your home contains no traces of odor or other signs of fire damage. Serving those in Bayard, Deerwood, and San Marco, you can reach us by calling our 24-hour emergency services line, (904) 762-8066, any day of the year.
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