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Two Methods To Get The Stench Out Of Germantown Homes

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Two Methods To Get The Stench Out Of Germantown Homes Once a fire damages a home in Germantown, fixing things so your family can once again live in it takes time.

Fire Damage Restoration

Once a fire damages a home in Germantown, fixing things so your family can once again live in it takes time. Things need more than just looking nice, though, because in even small, localized fires that you were able to contain and extinguish easily can create smells that linger. These smells seem stronger at times, but scented sprays do little more than temporarily cover them up, and then, only barely.

If your Germantown home sustained fire damage, mitigation of the home by SERVPRO ensures that every step happens as it should. Mitigation by a professional team means your home not only looks “Like it never even happened.” but that it also smells like it did before the fire happened.

Smoke produces heavy soot particles that fall to the ground wherever the heat of the fire pushes them. Sometimes, this means soot particles end up in unreachable areas. This does not keep them from disintegrating, becoming airborne again, and producing an ongoing stench in your home, however.

After we finish the cleanup and restoration tasks of your home's physical aspects, we can direct our attention to those that you smell. Getting the smell out is crucial to your family's health and comfort because these odors come from substances that might contain carcinogens, and their presence can make your family experience other effects. Taste is significantly related to smell, and anything that interferes with your sense of smell can affect how your meals taste.

Our IICRC-certified technicians use different techniques to rid homes of unwanted odors, including those caused by fire damage. One includes the generation of hydroxyl gas, which we can safely use in your home even when occupied. We use this at times to clean the air while we work, to make conditions safer for us.

Once we finish our work, if odors still cause problems, we implement a more direct approach that mimics the way the some acted during the fire. Because smoke can spread out and affect an entire home, even if the fire remained small, smoky odors can come from anywhere. Thermal fogging can rid a home of these odors quickly, no matter where they hide. The heated steam, carrying deodorizing agents, gets pushed into areas that otherwise remain unreachable, and alters the chemical makeup of the soot particles.

SERVPRO of Manayunk wants to ensure the homeowners and their families of Andorra, Chestnut Hell, and Dearnley Park live in homes fully restored of fire damage after an incident. Call us at (215) 482-0800, so we can perform a complete mitigation service for you that makes your home truly as safe as it looks.

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