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Fire and the odor it leaves behind

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Things You Should Know about deodorizing your home after a fire.

One problem to consider after a fire is the lingering foul odor. If the odor is not taken care of professionally, it can linger for a very long time; making it hard to live with.

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton can help you get rid of this odor.

The odor after a fire is a mix of chemical and natural odors due to the burning of wood, plastic, and various materials.

SERVPRO employs a multi-step process to eliminate odor and get your home smelling like home again.

Here are some odor removing basics

  1. Removing the source

One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians do while tackling an odor problem after a fire is removing the source of the odor. The source of odor after a fire damage can be burnt wood or other building materials. Our IICRC certified technicians dispose of the source in a safely and efficiently.

  1. Clean up

The second step during the deodorizing process is cleaning. Smoke and soot residues can deposit on and even penetrate the various surfaces such as walls and ceilings. SERVPRO technicians clean different surfaces depending on the type of the surface and residue deposited on it.

  1. Sealing

Sealing is not required in most cases, but if the damage is extensive and the removal of the source is too expensive or impractical, it is the best option.

If you have some lingering odors in your home or just have some questions about our process, give us a call today at 603-298-6942.

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