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The Importance of Deodorization to Cocoa Fire Damage Restoration

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO knows how to remove malodors left over from fires. Call us today!

Deodorants Used in Fire Damage Restoration

Regulating post-fire effects combines several cleaning and air quality improvement strategies beginning when SERVPRO professionals first arrive at damaged residences. With how fast threats like malodors can move in the house and infiltrate porous materials, swift action is needed to neutralize the smell and return to normal living conditions.

How Does Pairing Work? 

One of the more effective methods of reducing the impact of smoke during fire damage restoration in Cocoa is the pairing products we use. Odor neutralization gets achieved with this approach by combining the odor molecules with unstable compounds capable of bonding with the malodor byproduct in the environment. Two common varieties include:

  • Humectant –These chemicals get distributed as a vapor that attaches to odor molecules and falls to surfaces to be wiped clean. 
  • Counteractant –These products destroy bacteria or will change the properties of a molecule, so combining odor molecules with these products can neutralize their effectiveness. 

What is Masking? 

In some cases, the desire to have normal operating conditions for a household or business supersedes the full deodorization process. Masking agents help to overpower smoke smells temporarily for this purpose. These products are stronger than the present smells, which is especially effective when contending with situations like imaginary odors common with customers after experiencing fire damage firsthand.

Disinfection Cleaning

Disinfection cleaning is another effective management of odors in the environment. We have several methods of overcoming the more odorous and problematic airborne contaminants and air quality obstacles. There are numerous approaches available for overcoming bacterial, viral, or other threatening microbes and particulates creating offensive odors, including: 

  • Ultraviolet light
  • Extreme temperature changes
  • Oxidation with ozone

Post-fire cleanup and recovery cleanup can often hinge on the efforts made in odor management. Our SERVPRO of Central Brevard team is ready to help with all the cleanup your home needs after a disaster. Call now at (321) 638-4947. 

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