If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (773) 434-9100

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Our Team Handles Smoke Odors When Your Chicago Home Experiences A Fire

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Team Handles Smoke Odors When Your Chicago Home Experiences A Fire Smoke can solidify in the form of soot residues and cause unappealing smells to become present inside your structure.

Fire Damage Teams In Chicago Talk About Dealing With Moderate Smoke Odors

Whenever dealing with fire damage, heat and smoke are both elements that can ruin items inside your home. Not all fires that burn on Chicago properties destroy the entire structure. Many times the burns are much more minor, but they still can cause many issues with your contents and building materials. Even the most minor burns can create many problems including smoke-related issues. Smoke can solidify in the form of soot residues and cause unappealing smells to become present inside your structure. When anything torches inside your living area you should call in a professional disaster restoration company like SERVPRO.

Even minor to moderate burns can cause heat and smoke related issues. During any fire damage project in Chicago, soot removal and deodorization are major parts of the process. If anything burns inside your home, our SERVPRO technicians start with removing all of the severely burnt materials. Next, we clean any soot residues that remain on the surface of your building materials or contents. If unpleasant, burnt aromas still exist after these first two steps, we can take further steps to get rid of these foul odors.

When dealing with different situations, our highly trained team at SERVPRO knows how to distinguish between minor, moderate, and heavy smoke odors. Moderate smoke odor situations exist when there are smoke residues present on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. In these cases, structural damage may be present, but it is confined to a single room or limited area of the home.

In these situations, vapor diffusers and crystals may get used including other odor control techniques like a thorough cleaning of your house's HVAC system. We may also apply vapor crystals to your attic's insulation and the forced air furnace systems. We then complete thermal fogging procedures if we deem it necessary. Whatever the case is, we strive to eliminate all odors, so its “Like it never even happened.” If you ever need help with smoke or fire-related problems call in SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown at (773) 434-9100.

Click here for more about Chicago.

Other News

View Recent Posts