Smoke Odors Begone With Our Proven Techniques in Seminole
Smoke Odor Removal
No matter how quickly you extinguish an accidental fire in your home, odors linger. Clean walls, ceilings, and other surfaces are not enough. To banish the memory of a house fire, all remnants of smoky smells must also exit. SERVPRO has the methodology to erase the most unpleasant aromas.
You felt lucky that the grease fire in your kitchen swiftly came under control. Whether you had the presence of mind to smother it with a pot lid, a large container of baking soda, or a fire extinguisher, the flames created what seemed to be only minor fire damage in your Seminole home. Precise cleaning of the flat surfaces and touch-up painting took away all visible signs of the fire. However, the acrid, smoky smell remained.
Even if you were able to clean up the sticky soot of a grease fire without our help, you need SERVPRO’s training and experience to clear up the persistent smells that remain throughout your home. Smoke odors drift on air currents, moving to areas of your house far from the fire location. Smoke trapped within your HVAC system is particularly troublesome. Many homeowners try to get rid of the smell with air fresheners. All that results is a temporary cover-up, or, even worse, a far more unpleasant mixture of greasy smoke and artificial fragrances.
We assess how the odors dispersed around your home. Sometimes overflow from the burned pot remains in hidden areas of your stove, like under the burners or down the sides of a slide-in unit. Perhaps residue ended up beneath the stove. Scrubbing off the spillage removes the source and the smell. Other times the burnt smell is due to tiny, airborne particles that combusted. We have success with that type of odor by a thermal fogging that recreates the combustion and attaches to offending bits to pull them out of the air or render them odorless through a chemical reaction.
Sealing damaged areas removes smells that are locked onto surfaces. The ductwork that harbors smells responds to sealing and repainting smoke-infiltrated walls keeps the odors contained. SERVPRO technicians train extensively in deodorization techniques and receive certification to use the products and techniques properly.
When a seemingly simple fire damage scenario results in stubborn smoky smells, SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches has the skilled staff to obliterate the odor. Call us at (727) 391-6212 to eradicate this reminder of fire.