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Does Fire Restoration in St. Anthony Include Deodorization?

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCT) eliminate malodors during St. Anthony residential fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup

Clearing debris and cleaning sooty residues forms a considerable part of fire restoration in St. Anthony homes. Although SERVPRO technicians can restore the appearance and function of properties to preloss conditions, eradication of persistent smells can throw up a roadblock to the project.

What Causes the Lingering Stench of a Home Fire?

When fire and smoke damage your St. Anthony home, incomplete combustion creates soot. Soot particles chemically change during burning, causing paper, wood, rubber, plastics, and foods to transform into incredibly smelly bits of soot. The soot is nearly impossible to remove entirely as it:

  • Floats in the air
  • Settles on all surfaces
  • Embeds into furnishings, fabrics, cracks, and crevices

How Does SERVPRO Approach the Lingering Stench of a Home Fire?

When deep cleaning and debris removal fails as soot and smoke remediation, SERVPRO has other options:

  • Thermal fogging -- recreates the conditions of the fire, pairing combusted deodorants with soot particles for neutralization
  • Hydroxyl generation -- uses UV radiation to dismantle the molecular structure of the odor-bearing soot particles, eliminating smells
  • Enzyme products -- break down smelly organic compounds

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis trains and invests in effective deodorization technology. Call (612) 421-2040 to learn how our fire damage restoration encompasses malodor removal.

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