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Fire Damage Odor Can Linger On

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke odors can remain after remediation. Call SERVPRO today to ensure that they don't!

SERVPRO Technicians are Fully Certified to Remediate Odor

In general terms, smoke is the fuel that did not burn. Smoke seems to dissipate after a fire, but the rapid cooling of fire particulates leaves a visible film and odor. The reason you can see smoke is due to the presence of minute particles of carbon and various other burnt materials. Smoke odors are pervasive and stubborn, lingering long after a fire is extinguished. As an interesting fact, certain items from the 1906 fire of San Francisco, still smell strongly of smoke - nearly 90 years later.
No matter whether fire damage in the Pleasant Hill community is caused by a natural disaster, a residential fire, a commercial fire or from an accident, smoke odor is very challenging to remove. There are several factors that can influence the severity of smoke odors. One factor involves the size of a fire. The larger the fire, the more materials that are burned, the more smoke there will be and more intense is the odor given off by the materials.
Additional factors can involve the size of the area or room that the fire has affected. For example, the smaller the room or area, the more intense and concentrated the smoke odor can become. Also, the longer an area is exposed to smoke, the more embedded an odor becomes, especially in porous materials. The type of materials affected will influence the type of products and treatments used by professionals to remove smoke odor.
One of the biggest concerns in residential and commercial fires is getting rid of the odor from a fire. Please keep in mind, that no matter how bad the fire, odor, or smoke damage is, life safety is always a top concern. Fires can release a number of hazardous materials which is why your home or business will be carefully examined by SERVPRO to make sure that it is safe to enter.
The technicians at SERVPRO of North Lilburn are experts in deodorization. We are a proud community business, locally owned and operated. Removing the odor source is the universal first step as part of our deodorization treatment. Our remediation experts are industry trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors from their source, both indoors and outdoors.
We understand that masking does not work when your smoke odor is severe or persistent. By identifying the cause of the odor, understanding its conditions in which it contacts surfaces, we can help remove it over time without a trace. The science of identifying and eliminating odors is a tricky process, therefore call and leave the restoration to us - (770) 709-3266.

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