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The First Steps to Controlling Odors Caused by Fire in Lilburn Homes and Apartments
Any fire that consumes solid materials like furniture, toys, wooden items, or other common things found in the homes around Lilburn also produces smoke. Smoke contains partially burned particles of various sizes that settle on every surface inside the home. The particles, or soot, causes the house to smell acrid and bitter.
SERVPRO helps many homeowners in Lilburn with fire damage mitigation of physical property but also with practical methods that remove the substances that leave odors behind after a fire. Fires do not need to affect your entire home's structure to produce unwanted odors in every room. Odors only need a source, and soot from the fire and smoke causes intense odors. The scent becomes especially pungent whenever heat or humidity increase.
The first part of mitigating odors starts with the cleanup of the surfaces in your home. We remove fire damaged items, which also removes an abundance of soot. We box up otherwise undamaged items for cleaning at our facility, where we unpack them and load them into our ultrasonic cleaning machine. Other teams remove soot from surfaces with specially designed sponges. These pull soot away from walls and mirrors without leaving streaks. The tiny pores in the sponges pull large amounts of soot off each surface and keep it locked away. The way it does this keeps streaks from happening. It also does the job while dry, meaning it does not require rinsing. When needed, we switch to another sponge to prevent overloading. One thing we remind our customers is that with lighter colored painted walls, some stains might remain. We do this even if the walls must still get a new coat of paint. Painting over soot only leads to the soot bleeding through later.
SERVPRO of North Lilburn uses these and other methods to remove the odor in homes after a fire. Degreasers also play a role, as does thermal fogging and other odor control measures used by our Odor Control Technicians (OCT). Call us at (770) 709-3266, so we can help make our home smell “Like it never even happened.”
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