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Miramar Beach Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for Fire and Smoke Odor Removal

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

A cigarette butt instead of a human head of a man wearing a suit Don't Be a Butt-Head! Call SERVPRO to Abate Smoke and Fire-Related Odors from Your Miramar Beach Home

How to Remove Smoke Odor from Fire Damaged Miramar Beach Homes

The biggest problem following a house fire is the residual odor left behind throughout your home. Even the smallest kitchen fires have a way of penetrating smoke and its strong odor throughout the entire building. It is almost always impossible to remove the scent from the air without professional assistance.

Fire damage in your Miramar Beach home leads to extensive cleanup, especially when it comes to smoke. Often the most challenging piece of the cleanup is the smell remaining after you have cleaned everything else. Certified SERVPRO odor control technicians (OCT) use specialized techniques, cleaning and deodorizing chemicals, and equipment to remove the unwanted scent from your residence.

Every residence impacted by lingering smoke requires a customized plan to pull the odor from the home effectively. The severity and circumstances of each house are different.

The best way to attack the offensive smoke order is to recreate how the smoke first impacted the home. Thermal foggers vaporize deodorizers, creating aerosols consisting of microscopic particles. These droplets replicate the smoke molecules, which allow them to attack the smoke at a molecular level and by penetrating even the smallest cracks and crevices. Thermal fogs are pairing agents, eliminating odors rather than just masking them with deodorizers. People, plants, and pets are unable to remain in the home until the SERVPRO technicians finish fogging and until you feel comfortable re-entering the house. The preparation often takes more time than this actual service. But, the result of eliminating the source of the odors makes this a wise choice.

In addition to fogging, technicians use Air Scrubbers to pull particles as small as .3 micron from the air, run them through filters that contain activated carbon and potassium permanganate and then push them back into the air. Technicians work with resident owners to determine which, if any, deodorizers are used as a masking agent for the offensive smell of smoke. Masking is a stop-gap measure to improve the indoor air quality during the cleanup and restoration service.

Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties for help removing smoke odor from your home at (850) 267-0746. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

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