Fire Damage Restoration in Colorado Springs
Rely on SERVPRO to Rid Your Home of Foul Odors after Fire Damage
After a fire ignites inside your Colorado Springs townhome, there are different types of damage that possibly take place. Near the source of the fire, heat and flames often burn and char building materials and contents. In other parts of the building, smoke damage likely occurs.
Items that get burnt severely, usually get replaced or possibly resurfaced. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Colorado Springs use various cleaning methods to get rid of soot left behind by smoke. After all of the soot and burnt materials get cleaned and removed sometimes foul odors still exist inside the structure.
If the cleaning process does not do the job of odor elimination, then we take steps to deodorize the area. When deodorizing a structure, various chemicals, and application methods get used. Most chemicals deodorize areas by either causing a reaction and neutralizing the smell particles or by masking foul odors with more pleasant ones.
Sometimes our SERVPRO experts determine that the building's HVAC system is what causes foul odors to exist. In this case, HVAC duct cleaning systems get used. The system includes a vacuum system and filter that pulls all odor-causing particles into the HEPA filter. The system also comes with brushes and tools used to agitate the inside surfaces of the vents.
In other scenarios, air scrubbers get used to pull any foul odor particles out of the air. The system creates negative air pressure that sucks particles into a HEPA filter. The filter consists of activated carbon and potassium permanganate that attract odor particles to the filter through absorption.
If we determine that the source of foul odors is a piece of furniture or carpet inside your home, then we treat the fabric or upholstery with deodorant chemicals. Sometimes chemicals get sprayed onto the porous materials, other times we inject deodorants into the fabric. The injection method often gets used in small sections of furniture or when the carpet or pad cannot get pulled up to access the backing.
Deodorization is a vital part of completing any smoke restoration project. To get professional help with smoke and odor related problems call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 any time of the day, every day of the week.
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