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Fire Odor Removal


Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago In every Fire Damage, some surface will become deeply imbedded with soot and smoke odors while others will be less affected.

The high temperatures generated by combustion create expansion of the air, forcing smoke-laden air deep into cracks, crevices and outside walls, glass and metallic fixtures. Metallic surfaces can become magnetized when heated.

Smoke particles, which also carry electrical charges, are attracted to the screw heads and other metallic fasteners used to fix drywall and other materials to a stud wall.

Early Deodorization


Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago Early deodorization following a Fire Damage and smoke damage situation yields enormous benefits to follow-up cleaning and odor removal procedures conducted later. Early deodorization provides a clear indicator of how effective the odor removal procedures are and if more drastic means will be necessary.

Finally, addressing odors used during this phase contain pairing and masking agents or both. A pairing agent joins with the odor to reduce or eliminate the odor, while a masking agent covers up the odor with a stronger, more pleasant scent.

Preliminary Deodorization Steps


Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago Whenever possible, charred, unsalvageable materials should be removed at the outset of a restoration job to help eliminate odors and additional soiling. In most smoke odor situations, the best overall system for removal of intense smoke odors requires a combination of techniques and procedures.

The preliminary deodorization process is a multi-step approach. This reduces cross-contamination of smoke residue and aids in the deodorization process. Odor removal should begin in the room or area where the Fire Damage originated.

Water Based Deodorant


Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago Water based deodorant is applied to floor surfaces using either a general smoke odor counteractant (with an additional deodorizer if necessary) for natural and synthetic fire sources or a citrus solvent based odor counteractant for protein fire sources. This is performed with a compression sprayer. The purpose of this step is to counteract odorous gasses at the floor level and prevent them from becoming air borne.

Granulated Deodorant


Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago Additionally, introduction of a time-release granulated deodorant is applied to the same floor surfaces. These granules, as well as oils, gels or solids impregnated with fragrances that prolong the evaporation of deodorant vapors are classified as masking agents.

This step immediately releases odor counteractants into the area, helping to reduce the intensity of smoke odors. When using this material, special care should be used. Do not place it onto painted or varnished finishes. Care should be exercised not to apply the granules directly onto finished hardwood floors or any other surface, such as marble or stone that may scratch.

Thermal Fogging


The final emergency deodorization procedure utilizes the application of an odor counteractant spray or fog. The theory of thermal fogging is to recreate the conditions that exist during a fire.

These tiny particles tend to carry them deep into surfaces, much like the smoke particles did during the fire. Odor counteractant vapors will continue to work throughout the restoration project.

Odor Removal Steps


In addition to removing residue, ridding your home of its smoky odor is necessary.
Professionals use this four-step process to remove odors:

Remove the source of the odor, as soon as possible, including unsalvageable debris that contributes to odor generation and recontamination of cleaned and deodorized areas.

Clean salvageable surfaces and items to physically remove odor causing residue.

Chase remaining odors with an odor counteractant. In the case of smoke, create a deodorizing fog or gas that seeks out and combines with odor causing substances.

Seal salvageable surfaces that are inaccessible or slightly scorched, not only for aesthetic purposes, but primarily to encapsulate odor and prevent progressive recontamination.

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Smoke Damage Restoration Fire Soot Removal

Fire Odor Removal


Fire Odor Removal


In every Fire Damage, some surface will become deeply imbedded with soot and smoke odors while others will be less affected. The high temperatures generated by combustion create expansion of the air, forcing smoke-laden air deep into cracks, crevices and outside walls, glass and metallic fixtures. Metallic surfaces can become magnetized when heated.

Smoke particles, which also carry electrical charges, are attracted to the screw heads and other metallic fasteners used to fix drywall and other materials to a stud wall.

Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago

Early Deodorization


Early deodorization following a Fire Damage and smoke damage situation yields enormous benefits to follow-up cleaning and odor removal procedures conducted later. Early deodorization provides a clear indicator of how effective the odor removal procedures are and if more drastic means will be necessary.

Finally, addressing odors used during this phase contain pairing and masking agents or both. A pairing agent joins with the odor to reduce or eliminate the odor, while a masking agent covers up the odor with a stronger, more pleasant scent.

Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago

Deodorization Steps


Whenever possible, charred, unsalvageable materials should be removed at the outset of a restoration job to help eliminate odors and additional soiling. In most smoke odor situations, the best overall system for removal of intense smoke odors requires a combination of techniques and procedures.

The preliminary deodorization process is a multi-step approach. This reduces cross-contamination of smoke residue and aids in the deodorization process. Odor removal should begin in the room or area where the Fire Damage originated.

Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago

Water Based Deodorant


Water based deodorant is applied to floor surfaces using either a general smoke odor counteractant (with an additional deodorizer if necessary) for natural and synthetic Fire Damage sources or a citrus solvent based odor counteractant for protein Fire Damage sources. This is performed with a compression sprayer. The purpose of this step is to counteract odorous gasses at the floor level and prevent them from becoming air borne.

Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago

Granulated Deodorant


Additionally, introduction of a time-release granulated deodorant is applied to the same floor surfaces. These granules, as well as oils, gels or solids impregnated with fragrances that prolong the evaporation of deodorant vapors are classified as masking agents.

This step immediately releases odor counteractants into the area, helping to reduce the intensity of smoke odors. When using this material, special care should be used. Do not place it onto painted or varnished finishes. Care should be exercised not to apply the granules directly onto finished hardwood floors or any other surface, such as marble or stone that may scratch.

Mold Removal Chicago Fire Damage Restoration Chicago

Thermal Fogging


The final emergency deodorization procedure utilizes the application of an odor counteractant spray or fog. The theory of thermal fogging is to recreate the conditions that exist during a Fire Damage.

These tiny particles tend to carry them deep into surfaces, much like the smoke particles did during the Fire Damage. Odor counteractant vapors will continue to work throughout the restoration project.

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