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Say Goodbye To The Smell Of Fire Damage

6/16/2022 (Permalink)

Soot leaves a thick residue wherever it settles

Our team at SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury is aware of the emotional stress that occurs when one experiences a fire in their home. Fire incidents can cause several uncertainties including whether or not the property can regain its preloss state. Perhaps the most daunting task is removing the noxious odor left after the fire. In many cases, a combination of approaches is required to achieve the desired results. Our team has IICRC certified Odor Control Technicians that can inspect your property and apply the right strategies to restore your home to its preloss state.
Partially burnt contents and other residues contribute most of the odor after an incident here in Vermont occurs. Removing burnt remains and cleaning up surfaces are the first necessary steps to greatly reduce the smell. Since it is possible to restore some items affected by the fire, our SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury technicians move salvageable and questionable items to offsite facilities for thorough restorative cleaning. We are happy to store your contents for you while this process ensues. Such removal allows us to establish whether there are other odor sources that require further deodorization.
Odor-causing substances penetrate materials in different forms. In the case of fires, they are typically in aerosol or gaseous form. Deodorization is more effective when the removal process replicates the method of deposit so that the deodorizing agent can penetrate as far as the malodor. Our SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury technicians use fogging equipment such as the ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger that produces a fine mist with particles 8-15 microns in size. The deodorizing agent combines with the odor particles in order to neutralize them. Our IICRC training ensures that we take all the necessary precautions including removing pets, plants, and people from the areas we plan to fog.
After fires, some particles remain airborne for a time, so it is essential to remove them to rid the property of all bad smells. Blowing the air from the property can help remove the particles by increasing the fresh air flowing in. Our team use box fans, which generate airflow of up to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute. We also use air scrubbers with HEPA filters that can remove particles as small as .3 micron. Call SERVPRO of Burlington/Middlebury as soon as your loss occurs so we can put your peace of mind in our professional hands.

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