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Using the Latest Technology for Smoke Odor Removal in Paramus, NJ

August 13th, 2018 · No Comments

When a fire devastates a home in Paramus, NJ, we often think of the damage caused by the flames. However, smoke odor is also a persistent and destructive element of fire damage. However, with help from professional fire damage and smoke odor removal professionals, your home can be restored and free of smoke odor once again. The professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan not only have the training and expertise to perform effective smoke odor removal, but also the latest technology. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the equipment we use for smoke odor removal!



Various chemical compounds like hydrogen peroxide can be used as oxidizers to break down odor molecules. We often use these oxidizers which can penetrate deep into materials, such as wood, to break apart the smoke odor molecules, effectively removing the smoke odor.


Hydroxyl Generators

While oxidizers can present some safety concerns, hydroxyl generators are safe to use in occupied areas and quickly eliminates odors. This means you’re able to stay in your home while smoke odor removal is performed.


Odor Counteractants

Odor counteractants change, mask, or cover smoke odors. They can be mixed with cleaning solutions, applied directly over a surface, or fogged. These counteractants either break apart or bind with odor molecules to neutralize their effect.



Fogging is exactly what it sounds like. We use a specialized fog that’s able to permeate throughout the home into otherwise inaccessible areas such as behind walls and under flooring. Depending on the odor in the home, we use either thermal fogging (hot) or ULV fogging (cold).



For permanent odor control, we use sealants. This keeps the smoke odor molecules from traveling onto another surface after work is completed.


Chlorine Dioxide

Our team stays at the forefront of technological advancements, including chlorine dioxide for complete smoke odor removal. Chlorine dioxide physically alters the chemical structure of an odor-causing compound’s molecules and provides effective odor control.


Also, exposure to daylight results in natural dissipation of chlorine dioxide. This means there are no harmful residues left over!


Chlorine dioxide in gaseous and liquid form means it can be used in different circumstances. For example, liquid chlorine dioxide can be sprayed over affected areas and, when in gas form, it can flow into hard-to-reach and hidden locations like HVAC systems and crawl spaces to eliminate odor molecules.


While our expertise and training are both essential to effective smoke odor removal, using advanced technology is also a priceless addition to our arsenal.


The professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the tools, training, and expertise to successfully restore your Paramus, NJ home and remove smoke odors after a fire. We’re available 24/7/365 to help. Just give us a call at (855) 560-7999 for immediate assistance.

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