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How To Remove Smoke Odor Damage

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Ozone generator Ozone generators work by breaking oxygen molecules apart

Methods To Remove Smoke Odor

If you have experienced a fire in, Jasper, GA, you may need to perform smoke cleaning to finish the restoration process. Fires can leave many types of damage in their wake. Once the structural damage is fixed, you may find that your building smells like smoke. Nasty odors can hide in carpets, walls, or other porous surfaces. Luckily, there are several effective methods that are commonly used to remove smoke odors.

1. Air Filtration Devices
Air scrubbers and air purifiers are both used as air filtration devices. Air scrubbers are the more powerful version and are used when there are a large number of pollutants. These devices work by sucking the air in and running it through a filter that traps small particulates and then releases the clean air back into the room. When using HEPA filters in the machines, 99.97% of particles are removed from the air.

2. Ozone Machines
Ozone generators work by breaking oxygen molecules apart. The single oxygen molecules bond with other oxygen molecules to create ozone molecules. The ozone molecules break down harmful VOCs, protein smoke, and other chemicals often caused by smoke damage. Ozone generators must be set and then left to run while no one is in the building. Once the machine has finished its smoke cleaning job, it will be safe to enter.

3. Thermal Foggers
When using a fogging machine, everyone must wear protective clothing while operating the machines. Thermal foggers use a petroleum-based deodorizer to neutralize smoke odor. The fog then permeates the area, while filling rooms and tiny cracks and crevices. Once fog dissipates, the odors should be gone.
To get rid of odors for good, use a professional restoration service that specializes in smoke cleaning. This is often the last step in restoring your property after a devastating fire and will leave your building "Like it never even happened."

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