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Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage In A Nashville Home

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you mitigate fire damage from the start and then help you control remaining odors.

Eliminating The Smell Of Fire Damage

Nashville is home to some of the region's most-loved foods, and cooking these for friends and family can fill your kitchen, and sometimes, your entire home, with wonderful smells. The smell of comfort food being prepared can make even the worst day seem bearable.

Those who live in Nashville after fire damage happened in their home know that these wonderful smells often give way to the acrid-smelling odors from the fire. These new and unwanted scents can permeate into books, paneling, carpeting, and bedding. They continually waft through the air, especially on warmer, more humid days. Soot particles from the fire continue breaking down and then float through the air, making it possible to curb the amount of odor you detect by eliminating the particles.

SERVPRO's IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) can perform different measures to eliminate the smell at its source. These methods use different gases that render the particles inert. Machines that produce either ozone or hydroxyl allow these gases to slowly travel through the air, where they interact with soot particles and neutralize them. Once neutralized, they no longer produce a noticeable smell.

Ozone is probably better known to most people than hydroxyl gas. With ozone, a very fresh scent is produced, much like after a spring shower or summer storm. We can use hydroxyl gas in many situations where using ozone cannot. These include places where plants, pets, or people are at, as well as damp carpeting or rugs. Using ozone in these situations can create problems. For example, damp rugs can become stained and discolored if ozone is used near them.

After these methods eliminate the odor-causing particles, we can also discuss with you additional options. Leaving your home with a long-lasting pleasant scent throughout can be a welcome change to your home's atmosphere. Gel packs placed around your home provide alternative scents that slowly dissipate. Another option is to inject timed-release scented liquids into various spots in your carpeting's padding. We only use these as an additional treatment, and not to mask smoke and soot odors.

SERVPRO of Madison / Goodlettsville can help you mitigate fire damage from the start and then help you control remaining odors. Serving our community by providing restoration services to families in Lockeland Springs and Inglewood, in addition to neighboring towns, our emergency number is always available to you. Contact us at (615) 868-5324 whenever you have a disaster.

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