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Thorough Cleaning Applications for Fire Damage and Odor Control in your Farmington Home

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

A home with fire damage on the windows of the home, and SERVPRO employees working in the yard. Fire damage to your Farmington home can be very scary, let us help.

SERVPRO is prepared to help you through your Farmington fire damage.

After a house fire, homeowners can sometimes require special services to restore their possessions and structural contents. Smoke travels quickly through a home environment and can deposit hot ash onto tough to reach places like stairwells, light fittings, or drapery rods. When temperatures rise, so does the air pressure in an indoor environment. That can mean that soot is forced into small recesses or cavities. Any gaps, such as sockets or ceiling infrastructure, can become caked in odor-causing ash, smoke residues, and soot deposits. 

Indoor air quality can become adversely affected by fire damage in your Farmington home. You may breathe in microscopic soot particles or find unpleasant burnt odors throughout the areas of your house. Odor can come from numerous sources and be tough to pin down. Your best opportunity to overcome malodors is through thoroughly removing soot from all areas of the property. SERVPRO technicians can identify where soot deposits are likely to be found and conduct an inspection of your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit.

Odor Control Technicians (OCT) are a vital part of SERVPRO's restoration roster. We can remove fittings like socket housing, as well as drapery rods or ventilation ducts. These openings create a small enclosure and increase air pressure, which can drive soots into these spaces. By removing them, SERVPRO can safely dissolve bonded soots from the surface using oil or water-based cleaning fluids. The materials themselves can be replaced relatively cheaply or sent for immersion cleaning. 

Immersion cleaning is an advanced restoration technique. Dense items that can withstand submerging in a cleaning fluid are suitable options for immersion cleaning. When the machine is switched on, sound waves passing through the solvent produces bubbles. Thousands of these bubbles burst against the item creating friction, pressure, and temperature. Items capable of withstanding the pressure benefit because the removal of bonded soiling is total. Often, thorough cleaning of contents and structure can remove odors more effectively than deodorants. 

Thoroughly removing troublesome soot or smoke deposits is only achievable with professional training and equipment. Contact SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500.

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