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Deodorization after a Fire

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Frequently, we are asked how we combat odors. Odors from a skunk, odors after a sewage loss, odors from a dead animal, odors from a biohazard cleanup, and most common, odors after a fire. Each cleanup situation is unique and we first inspect to determine the best method for removal. Three methods that we use are use of ozone, hydroxl generators, and deodorants.

Ozone- Is a gas with its chemical symbol O3. Use of an ozone machine causes a chemical reaction to occur having the free molecules that are split from an electrical arc to join any of the O2 molecules that are in the home that then meet and chemically change the odor molecules.

Hydroxl Generators- Hydroxls have a free electron that will allows the hydroxyls to react with the materials that are in the environment. This creates a chemical reaction that reduces the odors.

Deodorants- Deodorants are pairing agents that combine with a malodor to create new odorless compounds. Use of deodorants are through the forms of liquids, gels, and solids.

Each removal method of odors is a unique situation that SERVPRO of Gurnee professionals assess with every call that we receive. We always seek to remove the source of the odor first and clean the area.

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