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Deodorizing Southern McHenry County Shops After Small Fire Damage Disasters

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Air Quality is a Factor in Fire Damage Cleanup

Small fires and flare-ups in your boutique or store could leave behind more than some singe marks and smoke. Air quality plays a considerable part in the safety of those in your business and how easily cleanup and restoration actions to come can be successful. We prioritize improving air quality after a fire gets extinguished. 

Counteracting Harsh Malodors

One of the first steps toward overcoming fire damage to Southern McHenry County shops is working to influence the environment and reduce harsh odors that can develop during combustion. Counteractant materials and actions lessen the severity of offensive malodors while helping often helping the fire-damaged property in other ways:

  • Removing Soils – Surface cleaning is an essential early step in managing airborne contaminants and odors. The less soot and smoke solids present on surfaces, the less influence these deposits have on the environment. 
  • Safe Debris Disposal – SERVPRO professionals must also prioritize removing heaped bulk materials, charred remnants, and ash from the floors where combustion has occurred. 
  • Counteracting Agents – We have several products designed to lessen the strength of malodors, such as absorbent beads and granules that can hold odor molecules and allow them to be conveniently removed. 

Removing Smoke Smells

Counteractant measures are only partially effective, however. We must remove harsh smells using deodorization equipment like foggers, oxidation units, and hydroxyl machines.

Treating Imaginary Odors

The greatest obstacle to air quality is the odor that does not exist. Whether it is your staff or your customers, the sight of fire damage can often create an imaginary burning smell even if deodorization was a success. We have masking agents to help those in your shop breathe easier. 

After a fire, count on Southern McHenry County teams to help your business keep running. Call us today at (847) 516-1600.

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