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Smoke damage can get into every nook and cranny in your house. This includes behind cabinets, inside outlets and light switches, carpet, drywall, vents, and everywhere else. Removal of all the smoke damage and odor from a home requires a variety of techniques and technologies.

Types of Smoke

Wet Smoke

Wet smoke results from relatively cool, smoldering fires, most commonly caused by the burning of synthetic products that produces a thick, black smoke with an unpleasant smell.

Dry Smoke

Dry smoke is created by hot, fast-burning fires involving organic materials that leave behind a powdery, dry residue and permeates porous materials with a lingering odor.

Petroleum Smoke

Petroleum smoke is the result of a fuel/oil fire. Though less common, this smoke creates a very strong odor, and can completely destroy absorbent materials such as drapes, upholstery, and carpets.

Advanced Smoke Damage Removal Techniques

Thermal fogging is an effective smoke odor removal procedure because it recreates the fire-related properties of heat and pressurization. Porous material picks up thermally activated deodorant droplets in the same manner in which they picked up the smoke odors, closely duplicating what occurs during a fire. 

Hydroxyls (-OH) are safe, naturally occurring molecules. They are created in the outdoors when the ultraviolet rays of the sun react with water vapor from the air. The Hydroxyl Generator actually neutralizes odor molecules and gasses by breaking down their chemical bonds.

When smoke and soot from a fire rises, it will fall on horizontal surfaces or stick to colder surfaces in the structure, such as the studs and corners of walls. We will use chem sponges to remove the excess smoke soot or remove the building material entirely depending on the severity of damage.

Smoke Damage Odor Removal

Smoke Damage Cleaning

It can be very hard to pinpoint the exact location of an odor, which can make odors difficult to remove. Cigarette smoke odor is one of the most challenging odors to eliminate; the longer someone has been smoking or vaping, the harder it will be to remove the smoke damage and often, the smoke from a cigarette will discolor the walls in your home and become absorbed into the carpet and furniture. 

Typically, the best option to remove the cigarette damage and odor is to remove and replace everything. The amount of time it takes to clean and deodorize all potentially affected areas can be more costly and less effective than replacing everything.