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SERVPRO Says Improved IAQ Indoor Air Quality Is a Must Goal for Jacksonville Homes Following Fire and Smoke Damage

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

Burnt and Charred Desk and cinder blocks showing from removed burnt walls SERVPRO Says By Removing the Burnt Contents The Indoor Air Quality Can Improve After a House Fire in Jacksonville

Is Air Filtration Necessary After a Jacksonville Housefire?

HEPA filtration and the elimination of airborne contaminants are essential tasks for restorers to pursue after a fire loss in Jacksonville homes. Mitigation is a vital objective, as our initial efforts in a damaged home can help to reduce the cost of service and the time spent restoring a residence. Air quality after a widespread structure fire can be extensively compromised, leading to a need for many of the advanced machines that our SERVPRO team keeps in our growing inventory of recovery tools.

A risk with air contamination after a fire is that many of the most hazardous elements are nearly impossible to see, making fire damage in Jacksonville dangerous for homeowners and even our experienced technicians. Soot, for example, is much smaller than dust particles or debris that might exist in the environment, which can help it to be much less discernable in the air until it comes to rest on surfaces and contents throughout the house.
 
Environmental testing can take time and is generally not needed. We can deploy our powerful filtration devices regardless. Negative pressure systems used in conjunction with our sheeting barriers can help to contain the situation until our SERVPRO technicians can successfully clean and restore the affected region with our powerful cleaning agents, scrubbers, and chemical sponges.
 
A useful tool for reducing the presence of air contaminants and debris is our hydroxyl generator. Using a UV spectrum similar to how the atmosphere cleans out contaminants, these machines can eliminate certain particulates through this cleansing process and others through the HEPA filtration system onboard. These same machines are also capable of reducing or eliminating foul odors structure fires can leave behind, making them an even more likely choice for deployment in a fire-damaged home. Thermal fogging can chemically alter or drop airborne particulates for cleanup, further improving the indoor air quality IAQ.
 
Air filtration is an essential element of home restoration after a fire. We have sophisticated tools and processes to help, and you can reach our SERVPRO of Jacksonville South rapid response team 24/7 by calling (904) 762-8066.

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