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Smelly Odors after a Fire in Your Jacksonville Property? No Need to Hold Your Nose! Just Call SERVPRO!

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and Fire Loss in Your Jacksonville Home? Call SERVPRO for a Great Cleanup and Recovery

Get Fire Damage Mitigation for Your Jacksonville Home to Eliminate Smoke Residues and Odors

Fires can start in homes because of electrical faults, children playing with matches or homeowners failing to monitor cooking equipment. Once a fire is extinguished, removing lingering odors and residues is difficult. The effects can be overwhelming, and you might even make the mistake of throwing away possessions that could be cleaned and restored.

If your Jacksonville home has fire damage, you can trust the professionals from SERVPRO to clean up the affected areas and eliminate smoke odors and residues. It is vital to clean and treat every exposed surface thoroughly to prevent continuing damage and the persistent smoke odor. When the soot and ash mix with water, they become acidic enough to corrode the surfaces that come into contact with the caustic mix.

Soap, water, and common household cleaners cannot clean up this mixture quickly and adequately. Although the visible stains can disappear after enough scrubbing, the chemicals in the cleaning products can seep down into the walls, floors, or other porous surfaces, and continue ruining them for many weeks or months. After they are soaked in, the chemicals can cause persistent bad odor in your home. For fixing this issue, it is critical to eliminate the source of the odor. Our technicians have the equipment, protective gear, and expertise to complete this task appropriately.

Our SERVPRO restoration specialists can clean the affected surfaces thoroughly using dry and wet washing techniques to release and carry away the residue particles. Chemically treated wet and dry sponges can remove most residues, though at times a preliminary vacuuming with a HEPA filtered device yields positive results. We can follow up this procedure with deodorization using a combination of deodorization techniques since one product or process cannot solve all odor problems. Some odors require direct spraying, and others fogging.

Our fire and smoke damage restoration technicians (FSRT) use different types of deodorizing equipment, including air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, depending on the odor situation. Air scrubbers can eliminate airborne particles, gases, and odors from the air. These devices draw dirty indoor air through a series of HEPA and charcoal filters, capturing gases, particles, and odors. They then exhaust clean air back into the home. Our crew works hard to restore items to their original condition using safe and thorough restoration techniques.

If your home has fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 for mitigation. We’re available at any time of the day or night. Our restoration team can make the damage look “Like it never even happened.”

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