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Deodorizing After A Fire Damage To Your Nashville Home

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Things You Should Know

One of the biggest problem after an incidence of fire is the lingering, foul, burnt odor. If the odor is not remedied professionally, it can stay on your property for a long time making it almost impossible to stay there.

Thankfully, professionals can help you get rid of this odor after fire damage to your Nashville home. The odor after an incidence of fire is a mix of chemical and natural odors due to the burning of wood, plastic, and other building material. Here at SERVPRO, we employ a multi-step process to eliminate odor and get your home smelling like home again- removing, cleaning and recreating. Let's take a closer look at every step.

One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians do while tackling an odor problem after a fire is removing the source of the odor. Rather than trying to deodorize the source, it is always easier to remove the source. The source of odor after a fire damage can be burnt wood or other building materials. Our IICRC certified technicians dispose of the source in a safely and efficiently.

The second step during the deodorizing process is cleaning. Smoke and soot residues can deposit on and even penetrate the various surfaces such as walls and ceilings. Unless these residues are cleaned, the odor cannot be eliminated entirely. SERVPRO technicians clean different surfaces depending on the type of the surface and residue deposited on it. Once the premises are clean, the next step can commence.

In this step, SERVPRO technicians recreate the conditions that caused the odors to penetrate deep into porous surfaces. We use foggers to vaporize the deodorizing solutions and make them penetrate into pores, cracks, and crevices very much the same way smoke might have penetrated them. The process ensures that the even the deepest odor-causing particles get neutralized.

Sealing is not required in most cases, but if the damage is extensive and the removal of the source is too expensive or impractical, it is the best option. Painting walls to seal in the odors is one such case.

We are here to help you in your hour of need. Call SERVPRO at Madison / Goodlettsville at (615) 868-5324 today to schedule an appointment and discuss your restoration needs.

Visit https://www.nashville.gov/ for more about the city of Nashville.

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