How do we deal with smoke damage and removing odors?

The after effects of fire damage can be difficult to deal with. Have you ever been to a bonfire, a campfire or just had a big 4th of July cookout? Then you probably know how long that smell sticks around in your clothing, your hair and anything else the smoke encounters. The same happens in your home after a fire disaster. The smoke particles, which are only microns wide across, settle and attach themselves onto porous materials, only coming out after a very thorough cleaning. But what happens when you can’t wash and dry your home like you can do with a tee shirt and a pair of jeans?

Much like dry cleaning takes clothing that cannot be washed with water due to the material, there exist solutions to smoke damage that involve a chemical process. Typically, this chemical is deployed using a thermal fogger, with atomizes the chemical to the same size as the smoke particles, ensuring that the chemical cleaner will go everywhere that the smoke was able to travel.

How this process remediates the actual smoke smell is by encapsulation and neutralization of the odor. By atomizing the chemical to the point of being able to travel to the same places where smoke gets, the chemical is then able to bond and encapsulate the smoke particles, keeping their odor from emanating. After allowing the recommended time for the chemical to work fully, the air is then cleared in the area with the help of air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters. After this process is complete, the odor should be completely gone from your home or business and you would never suspect that anything occurred in the first place.

When dealing with specialized situations such as smoke damage remediation, make sure you hire a company with the experience to do the job right the first time. IRS is here for you when you need us and when you work with IRS, you’re in capable hands.