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Put It Out Before It Puts You Out!

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Knock Out Smoke Residue and Odors by Calling SERVPRO of N. Kenner Harahan, & Lakeview for Fire Damage Mitigation

All it takes is one little spark and poof! A fire has started. As children we were taught all the different ways to prevent a fire such as don’t leave a dish towel near a burning stove, don’t play with electrical sockets, don’t play with matches, or what to do when a building catches on fire; STOP, DROP, AND ROLL, exit a building in an orderly fashion without panicking, and call 911. However, no one ever went over what to do after the flames have been put out such as, how to get rid of the funky residue and odor.

 Unfortunately, regular household cleaning products along with soap and water won't do the trick when it comes to getting rid of smoke residue and odors. Although the stains may be gone after endless hours of scrubbing, the chemicals in the cleaning products can seep into walls, floors, or other absorbent surfaces, and cause future damage. The importance of cleaning and treating all exposed surfaces to insure everything is fully clean and rid of funky smells may seem overwhelming, but don’t panic SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview has you covered!

Our IICRC Certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians can help clean and remove odor from your home or business. Our technicians can clean the affected surfaces thoroughly using dry and wet washing techniques to release and carry away the residue particles. Chemically treated wet and dry sponges can remove most residues, though at times a preliminary vacuuming with a HEPA filtered device yields positive results. We can follow up this procedure with deodorization using a combination of deodorization techniques since one product or process cannot solve all odor problems. Some odors require direct spraying, and others fogging.

The technicians use different types of deodorizing equipment, including air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, depending on the odor situation. Air scrubbers can eliminate airborne particles, gases, and odors from the air. These devices draw dirty indoor air through a series of HEPA and charcoal filters, capturing gases, particles, and odors. They then exhaust clean air back into the home.

Our crew works hard to restore items to their original condition using safe and thorough restoration techniques call SERVPRO of North Kenner, Harahan, & Lakeview for any of your fire mitigation needs @ 504-468-3046

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