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After the Fire: How to Remove Smoke Odors in St. Petersburg

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Long after the fire is out,smoke and soot remain. SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg knows how to restore your home and leave it fresh smelling!

Fire Damage Experts In St. Petersburg Talk About Thermal Fogging

Many types of problems can occur any time something burns on your St. Petersburg property. The heat and smoke coming from the blaze can both cause different types of fire damage to plague your home. The flames coming from a burn can consume many of your building materials and contents. When the fire only partially combusts items, these partially combusted particles get released into the atmosphere in the form of smoke. The smoke then solidifies and attaches itself to cooler surfaces in the form of soots and soils, making soot residue cleaning a significant portion of fire damage remediation.  

Smoke can also penetrate deep into porous materials inside your home and cause foul aromas to exist inside your structure. During any fire damage project in St. Petersburg, our SERVPRO team knows that deodorization can be an essential portion of the restoration work. First, we remove everything inside your home that is too burnt to save. Next, we use specialized chemicals and detergents to remove soot residues from all affected surfaces. If unpleasant smells are still present after we complete these first two steps, then we conduct further deodorization procedures.  

When conducting smoke odor restoration, our fire and smoke restoration technicians or FSTs at SERVPRO know that it is best to mimic the behavior of smoke to complete full deodorization. One of the best ways to remediate smoke odors is to use a thermal fogging machine. Thermal foggers heat deodorant chemicals which breaks them down into microscopic particles. These deodorant particles then act in the same way the smoke did and penetrate deeply into your permeable contents and building materials.  

Whenever we conduct thermal fogging, we first seal your entire home by shutting all doors and windows. We then open up all cabinets, drawers, and closets inside the affected area. Many times we conduct thermal fogging in small areas or one room at a time to achieve the best results possible. If you ever have something burn on your property, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 any time of the day.

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