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Removing Smoke Odors from Your Edgewater, NJ Home with Deodorizing Solutions

November 9th, 2018 · No Comments

A fire is a homeowner’s worst nightmare, and whatever the cause may be, it can devastate your Edgewater, NJ home at any time. Recovery is possible with the help of the fire damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan. We can treat fire, smoke, and soot damage and rebuild the parts of your home which have been destroyed.

Today, we’re going to look at how our restoration technicians effectively remove smoke odors from your home using deodorizing solutions.


Removing Odors with Deodorizing Solutions

Smoke odors may not seem like a serious issue, but they can persist for years, even after a small fire. Our trained fire damage restoration technicians have access to industrial grade deodorizing solutions to safely and effectively remove smoke odors from your home. Deodorizing solutions which are too saturated can damage your furnishings. Using lighter and repetitive applications is much more effective.


Managing Air Currents

Proper distribution of deodorizing solutions can be impaired by air currents in the affected area. When air currents prevent even distribution, some areas won’t be treated, leaving pockets of persisting smoke odors.

To manage air currents, we close off air current paths such as vents, doors, and windows. This creates a static environment in which we can effectively use deodorizing sprays.


Choosing the Right Equipment

If smoke odors remain in any corner of your home, you’ll continue to smell them for years to come. That’s why we use cold fogging equipment. The deodorizing fog generated by this equipment can reach otherwise inaccessible areas, allowing us to completely eliminate any lingering smoke odors.


Removing Smoke Particles

Smoke is actually made up of tiny particles. They stack in layers, all of which need to be treated for effective smoke odor removal. To properly treat the lower layers, we need to expose the second layer of smoke particles after the first round of spraying. We use portable blowers to remove the top layer of smoke particles that’s generating odors.

These layers can also form on textiles. To help dislodge them, we agitate items such as drapes, upholstery, and pillows, then spray them a second time to effectively remove the smoke odors.


Cleaning Masonry Surfaces

Masonry surfaces such as brick, stone, marble, and granite require special attention for smoke odor removal. There isn’t a single solution for masonry solutions, rather, each type needs to be analyzed by our technicians to determine the most effective way to clean them and remove smoke odors.

We check things like whether or not the surface has been sealed and how porous the material is. This way we can choose the cleaning product which will have the best results.

For example, field stone contains minerals which react with chemicals in certain products, causing discoloration. Knowing this helps us prevent additional damage to your home.

Removing smoke odors from your home isn’t a DIY project. It takes access to industrial grade equipment and cleaning solutions along with training and expertise in how to use them. The smoke odor removal and fire damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan are available to help you 24/7/365 so you can quickly recover your Edgewater, NJ home after a fire. Don’t wait. For immediate assistance, contact us at (855

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