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Smoke Malodors Are a Threat to Jamestown Properties

8/17/2022 (Permalink)

Soot In A Room After Fire Call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

Part Of The Fire Damage Restoration of Jamestown Homes Focuses On Smoke Odor Removal. 

Odors are a natural byproduct of combustion, and specific situations can leave these fire loss effects a formidable obstacle for restoration and recovery. Certain combustible materials produce more offensive smells than others, so each case in a household is unique for the deodorization needs. Some problematic materials for making smoke odor damage include:

  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Plastics
  • Aerosols

How Widespread is the Smoke Damage?  

A pressing question for fire damage restoration in Jamestown homes is how widespread the smoke damage has become. Not only must our team address issues like soot residues on surfaces and aerosolized smoke solids, but the threats of odors are also a rapidly spreading condition. Smells travel far beyond the ignition point through pathways like the HVAC system and structural openings, making them more of a widespread threat to the household than other post-fire effects.

Will Malodors Dissipate Naturally? 

Many property owners mistakenly believe that smoke and fire malodors will naturally disappear without direct deodorization actions. While time can lessen the severity of these fire effects, deliberate actions taken with counteractant products and deodorization tools in our inventory can remove these threats entirely.

Can Odors Be a Recurring Problem? 

One of the concerns with smoke malodors is the possibility of recurrences. Porous materials that absorb smoke vapors and aerosolized particles can continually battle the changes in the size of pores in the material as temperatures change. Certain conditions renew smoke smells from former fire damage, so odor-sealing products applied before repainting can prevent this.

Odors are a struggle for property owners and can be one of the more challenging obstacles in restoring comfortable living conditions for house occupants. Our SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean team can help through all facets of fire and smoke damage cleanup for your home or business, and we are available 24/7 when you call (716) 338-4901.

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