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Importance of Deodorization during Fire Restoration of Lynn Homes

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Mitigates Odors to Manage Fire Damage in Lynn

Odors are common after fire incidents. Although smells are invisible, they make it uncomfortable to stay inside a house, especially over extended periods. It is easy to ignore odors during fire restoration since they are expected to dissipate on their own over time. However, your Lynn home may require elaborate deodorization to restore its preloss conditions.

Before thinking of deodorization, it is essential to ensure the other fire restoration processes your Lynn property requires are well executed. Odors are highly prevalent when combustion residues, charred materials, moisture, and firefighting chemicals are still within the property. SERVPRO eases the effort to fight odors by cleaning up a property thoroughly before starting odor management processes. We also have a better understanding of odor issues.

Things to note when dealing with fire-related smells:

  • Odors are deeply embedded
  • Odor molecules are volatile 
  • Malodors are vastly spread in a property

Unlike soils and other physical issues, which are mostly restricted at the surface of a material, smells tend to be deeply embedded in materials. Therefore, no matter how thorough, cleaning is not that effective in combating them. When done properly, deodorization works on the surface and penetrates deep into materials neutralizing the embedded molecules. Our SERVPRO teams use methods such as thermal fogging or running activated oxygen generators to combat deeply embedded malodors.

Changes Related to Odors

Unlike other soils which remain static, odors emanate from volatile compounds which continually release the molecules into the air, resupplying the bad smell in the house. Therefore leaving any section unaddressed is not ideal. Unfortunately, some materials such as structural supports or HVAC ducts may be difficult to work on or access. Our SERVPRO technicians apply unique solutions to resolve such situations.

Advanced Deodorization Methods

  • Sealing surfaces
  • Enzyme digesters
  • Activated oxygen

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield can conduct a thorough fire restoration exercise leaving your home odor-free. You can reach us at (781) 593-6663.

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