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Why Smoke Odors Are a Challenging Fire Damage for Lenoir City

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with debris on the floor and soot covering the walls When dealing with fire damage, odors can often remain when not remediated properly. Contact SERVPRO to assess and mitigate the scenario in your home.

Fire Damage from Smoke Malodors Impacts Lenoir City Properties Severely

There are many layers and phases of fire restoration and recovery for your home. It is necessary to approach these situations urgently, and your insurance provider will want experienced and reputable restoration professionals to help. We can aid in overcoming smoke damage like odors in your home after a disaster.

Open-Air Odors

Considering the many ways fire damage in Lenoir City homes and businesses can develop and spread, having effective strategies to combat smoke damage and its related effects is crucial. This begins with addressing airborne contaminants and smoke solids that make the environment dangerous for house occupants. HEPA filtration can also help to address harsh odors in the work area.

Trapped Smells in Soft Materials

  • Clothing – Clothing and other soft materials can absorb smoke odors quickly with their high porosity. Thermal fogging can often reduce or even remove trapped odors in these materials, but dry cleaning might also be needed in more extreme cases.
  • Furniture – It is necessary to quickly address any furniture that has absorbed smoke orders, especially the upholstery. We have specific cleaning technicians certified in upholstery and fabric cleaning (UFT) to help.
  • Carpets – Carpets can also rapidly absorb smoke odors into the fibers and padding layers. When combined with vaporous deodorization practices, cleaning the carpet with hot water extraction or bonnet cleaning tools can often overcome these threats.

Damage to Contents

In addition to the damage that odors can cause to the open areas and specific contents of your home able to absorb this damage, we must also consider how threatening malodors can be to large groups of personal belongings and keepsakes in the house. Even with the ability to clean these materials from soot deposits, it is often necessary to relocate them to our nearby SERVPRO facility for deodorization with our ozone chamber.

Trust in our SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties team when fire damages threaten your home. We can help 24/7 at (865) 986-3015.

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