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Our Professionals Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Telluride Home After A Fire Disaster

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your home after a fire. Don't hesitate and call right away so we can get started.

Small Fire Damage in Telluride Home Leaves Huge Smoke Odor Problem

There was only a little fire damage in the kitchen when the roast caught on fire in the oven a few weeks earlier. The homeowner cleaned the kitchen and thought that was the end of it.

SERVPRO received a call to address unwanted smoke odors from fire damage in a Telluride home. There were no visible signs of soot or fire loss to the kitchen area but the pungent smell of charred meat permeated the upholstered chairs in the kitchen, and the living room retained strong odors.

Our technicians explained to the homeowner that the residue left behind by protein fires, while nearly invisible in most cases, carries a strong odor that penetrates porous materials in the vicinity of the fire.

This type of residue cannot be wiped away and needs professional mitigation to neutralize the odors. We recommended thorough cleaning and odor control for the affected areas. The longer odor-causing soot remains in an area after a fire, the more it spreads through foot traffic and movement in the home, eventually finding its way into the ductwork in some cases.

Our technicians immediately wiped down the kitchen with our professional-grade cleaning formulas to remove any remaining protein residue. Then, to clean soot from the area, air scrubbers with HEPA filters were set up to capture any remaining airborne particulates.
Sometimes the application of multiple methods is necessary to neutralize the smell from a protein fire. Cleaning helped lower the amount of odor in the home, but it needed additional odor control efforts.

Our technicians chose thermal fogging to eliminate the remaining smell from the house. A solvent is heated and delivered as a fog throughout the home. The mist penetrates deeply into porous objects, such as furniture and fabrics. The solution works to neutralize soot particles and eliminate odors.

After fogging the home, our technicians cleaned the ductwork and suggested the homeowner change the filter to the HVAC to inhibit the chances of the smoke odor returning.

Large or small fire damage problems, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970. Our technicians are available to come to your home 24/7 to make the fire loss and smoke odor in your home "Like it never even happened."

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