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7/30/2021 (Permalink)

How SERVPRO Tackles Odor During Fire Damage Restoration of Ft. Pierce Properties? 

Neutralizing the odor is one of the biggest challenges during fire damage restoration of Ft. Pierce homes. Not all odors arising from smoke and fire damage are alike, so SERVPRO techs use various deodorizing techniques to combat them. 

The deodorizing agent that SERVPRO techs use during fire damage restoration of your Ft. Pierce home depends on the type of odor. While some odors can be masked effectively, others can be too strong to be masked. SERVPRO techs use special chemical deodorizers called pairing agents to neutralize such strong odor-causing molecules after smoke damage. 

What are Pairing Agents that SERVPRO Techs Use for Deodorization During House Fire Cleanup in Ft. Pierce?

Pairing gents used in fire-damaged homes in Ft. Pierce are chemicals that combine with (or pair with) odor-causing molecules. SERVPRO techs use several chemicals as pairing agents that can simultaneously act as masking agents as well. How a pairing agent neutralizes an odor-causing molecule depends on the chemical nature of the agent. 

  • A humectant is a pairing agent that absorbs the airborne odor molecules and causes them to precipitate. SERVPRO techs use such agents in the form of wet fog.
  • A counteractant (or neutralizer), on the other hand, is an agent that combines chemically with odor particles and changes their chemical properties, thereby neutralizing the odor. Thermal fogging works by this process. 

Call SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE at (772) 266-2350; our technicians are available 24/7 to assist you. 

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