Smoke Damage Deodorization
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.
- Thermal Fogging - 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. Read more here.
- Hydroxyl Generators - 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.
- Cleaning and Removal - 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.
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.