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How To Get Rid of Smoke Odor

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Thermal fogger, smoke odor removal A thermal fogger can help you get rid of smoke odor in your home

Ways Technicians Get Rid Of Smoke Odor

There is more to restoration after a fire than just repairing or replacing damaged materials and items. You also have to deal with the intense odor smoke leaves behind. Smoke cleaning is an integral part of fire damage mitigation services, and there are several ways that technicians in North Loop, TX, can address the problem.

Air Filtration Device
The experts who mitigate the smoke damage to your walls and flooring also must clean the air in your home before the restoration process is finished. They may start with an industrial air filtration device with three common features:

  • HEPA filter
  • Activated charcoal carbon filter
  • Tar-blocking pre-filter

The technicians may set up and turn on the air filtration system while they work, but it is more likely to be used in the later stages of the process, particularly after cleanup has occurred.

Ozone Machine
Do you enjoy the smell of the air after it rains? That smell is due to the creation of ozone particles in the air. Ozone can also purify the air in your home. To use an ozone machine for smoke cleaning, technicians will seal off your home and activate the equipment. When ozone particles are created, they attach to smoke particles in the air and neutralize them. After all the ozone is clear, the air will be clear, too.

Thermal Fogger
You may have heard the sentiment that you need to fight fire with fire. This is essentially what a thermal fogger does. It recreates the same type of environment that is present during a fire. The heat generated by the fogger allows its cleaning chemicals to get into all the same spaces the smoke is located to get rid of smoke odor.
There are several methods technicians use during the smoke cleaning process. The restoration process not only includes surfaces and materials but also improving the air quality in your home.

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