While property owners are often most concerned with soot and smoke damage following a fire, noxious malodors – and the volatile organic compounds that cause them -- must also be neutralized. Odors are a byproduct of combustion, and become trapped in porous materials through smoke. We know that part of getting your life back to normal is having your house smell like it should, so odor removal is an essential part of the restoration process. Our certified professionals perform a detailed assessment and to formulate the most effective treatment to remove unwanted odors.
Reducing Strong Odors
While we have many sophisticated tools and products for neutralizing smells, the deodorization process begins with the following:
- Debris Removal – Smoke solids, ash, and charred building remnants all play a role in the smell of your home after a fire. With focused cleanup, debris removal reduces the severity of smoke smells.
- Surface Cleaning – Where there is soot, there are odors. Cleaning up soot-covered surfaces and removing a buildup of smoke damage can be critical in lessening the presence of strong smells.
- Air Quality Improvement – Indoor air quality (IAQ) is directly tied to post-fire smells. Cleaning the complete air duct system and using tools and equipment with HEPA filtration reduces the concentrations and strength of malodors.
Deodorization Products & Equipment
Having the right products helps us save more personal property and restore your home to normal. Lightspeed Restoration has the latest deodorization products and techniques available and will select the best approach based on the type of fire damage you have experienced. We may use fogging equipment to create a mist or vapor that can spread deodorizer through open areas of your house and be absorbed into porous materials holding harsh odors. Concentrated agents are dispersed with the fogger equipment as a mist. The mist pairs with molecules and falls to surfaces as precipitation, which is then cleaned.
As one of the final steps in fire damage recovery for your home, deodorization is a vital component to returning your house to pre-loss condition. Lightspeed Restoration’s fast response ensures that we can begin improving indoor air quality and addressing embedded odors as soon as we arrive. We help you breathe a little easier after a fire disaster impacts your property.