Smoke odor removal is a necessary step following a fire in your home or business; or even from a blaze in a nearby structure. It can be as simple as a small shed fire that got out of hand, spreading a smoky smell. We use the most advanced technologies to attack odors at the molecular level. The smoky aftermath of fire does not stand a chance against our equipment and expertise.
You want to call us quickly, not just to get rid of the smell, but because the air after a fire is corrosive. The by-products of burning materials are gases and they are dangerous to health. Our technology and techniques neutralize the vapors, and we will clean up soot at the same time as smoke odor removal. The sooner we arrive, the sooner we can remove the odors and get you back into the room, the house or the workplace.
Why is smoke odor removal necessary? Smells literally become trapped in walls, ceilings and furnishings. Here’s how it happens: Heat from fire, or the superheated air from smoke, opens “pores” at the molecular level of materials. They fill with smoke, and then when the air cools the pores close again. Now the smoke odor is trapped. Any warmth will release the trapped odor molecules.
Our teams will help you determine what furnishings, contents and inventory can be salvaged, and they will haul it away if it can not be. We not only clean the air, but provide excellent conventional cleanup of stains and soot. Furniture and carpet cleaning is substantially less expensive than replacing the smoke damaged items.
One of the most effective methods for smoke odor removal is thermal fogging. It works at the molecular level, where odors are trapped. A thermal fogger produces molecules that penetrate the pores. The temperature of the fog is increased, which opens the pores again. Once the pores are open thermal fogging neutralizes the odor molecules. Our certified crews can eliminate odors in walls, air ducts and very hard to reach areas. Thermal fogging of your house or building gets lingering smells out. No amount of air freshener will ever cover up the acrid aftermath of fire and smoke. It is damaging and uncomfortable and our professional smoke odor removal is the answer.
Another very effective treatment option is an ozone generator. Ozone generators are “smoke eaters”. Ozone cleans, or “eats” at the odor molecules, which breaks them up. In the case of a heavy amount of smoke damage, the generator is set to produce high levels of colorless gas – or "shock treatment." After some hours or perhaps a day, your smoke odor removal is complete. We cannot employ this technique in occupied spaces. If the lingering smell is mild, the ozone levels are milder than shock treatment. Even so, the ozone will eliminate fumes, as well as the smell of mold or decomposition. It will even eliminate the deposits from heavy cigarette smoke.