By Timothy Robbins
An everyday occurrence, cooking feeds and comforts your family. Waking up to the aroma of pancakes and sausages on a cold New Hampshire weekend morning, or coming home to the wafting scent of rich beef stew can make your home seem even more comforting and safe.
Just like those wonderful smells can end up in every corner of your home, smoke can find its way everywhere, also. Even small accidents involving burnt food can affect how your entire home smells. Some smells linger longer than others. When winter-time cuisine burns, or worse, catches on fire, the additional fats and oils used can make smoke even heavier – and longer-lasting than the enjoyable scents of your home cooking.
We clean homes of all kinds and degrees of fire damage, both physical and odoriferous. It is easier to detect fire damage that visibly affects a part of your home’s structure than to find invisible and hidden locations where odor-causing particles permeated. Because these particles can exist anywhere, spot-treatments can only provide partial relief.
Attacking the source of odors from fire damage needs to address the various sources’ locations – walls and ceilings, carpeting, and furnishings. As the particles from the fire’s smoke disintegrate, they leave an odor in the air. Cleaning soiled surfaces remove the bulk of the problem, but we go a step beyond.
We use machinery to control how these particles act. The gases made by our machinery include ozone and hydroxyl. Both of these form molecular bonds with smoke particles and make them less problematic. The increased sizes of these new substances mean our air scrubbers can more easily capture them as they move around in your home’s air, their greater weight means many falls directly to the floor, and the molecular change they undergo renders their scent less strong.
While we restore your home’s physical damages from fire damage, we also have the aesthetics covered, also. Addressing both issues are crucial aspects of restoring a home after a fire, particularly one involving the combustion of food or cooking oil. Contacting a professional fire damage restoration company can assure you that both problems are adequately resolved.
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