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Why Do Thermal Foggers Get Used for Fire Odor Removal?

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Even small fires produce smoke that travels throughout your home.

Lingering Smoke Odors in Your Orlando Home Can be Challenging to Remove Without the Premier Equipment Available to our SERVPRO Team  

Smoke and burning odors are often among the most substantial post-fire obstacles present in Orlando'shomes and businesses. Failure to adequately address and neutralize these odor concerns can have homeowners dealing with recurrences of these noxious scents whenever temperature shifts cause drywall and other porous materials to become temporarily more permeable. Thermal fogging is often a suitable solution to address these concerns.  

Despite widespread and overwhelming fire damage in Orlando homes, addressing odors is often one of the final steps to restoration and recovery. While hydroxyl generators and ozone machines have their place in odor removal and neutralization, thermal foggers are often most heavily used for several reasons:  

  • More Coverage – By creating a mist or vapor of a potent deodorization product, we can utilize a single machine to address a substantially sized area. The fog created can spread out from the handheld device and neutralize harsh odor molecules on contact.  
  • Highly Mobile – These lightweight tools are handheld and versatile in smaller spaces and can quickly sweep over the entire house.  
  • Addresses Embedded Odors – By creating a vapor from the deodorizing compound, high permeance materials like drywall and ceiling tiles can be accessible to the gaseous product to eliminate trapped odors in structural elements.  

What Happens with Odor-Damaged Contents? 

 Your personal belongings can also hold on to harsh odors like smoke and burning. While it is desirable to restore these items on-site, we must often relocate them temporarily to our SERVPRO facility and run them through our ozone chamber to deodorize multiple contents simultaneously.  

No matter how widespread and concentrated odor concerns might be after a fire, thermal fogging can often address the majority of these concerns. Let our SERVPRO of South Orange County team help you make fire losses, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (407) 226-2621. 

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