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Fire Damage Technicians In Twin Falls Discuss The Use Of Ozone Generators

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Working To Improve Air Quality In Your Twin Falls Home After You've Experienced a Fire

After a fire burns inside your house in Twin Falls, soot residues and pungent aromas can remain after the blaze gets extinguished. Professional restoration companies like SERVPRO know that dealing with foul odors can become a significant part of any fire damage mitigation project. Smoke can leave behind soils and soot residues as well as penetrate non-porous materials like carpets and upholstered items. To eliminate odors, we can use a variety of equipment and techniques.

During many fire damage projects in Twin Falls, our SERVPRO team spends much of their time figuring out how to deodorize your possessions and building materials. Deodorization procedures work by either masking or pairing actions. During masking, pleasant smelling fragrances are applied to cover up the foul odors. Pairing works by the deodorants causing a chemical reaction with the malodor particles and neutralizing them.

Ozone generators can also get utilized when eliminating pungent aromas from your house after something burns. The machines generate ozone or O3 molecules and dispense them into the atmosphere. These unstable ozone particles spread across the house to find malodor molecules that will take an Oxygen molecule from the O3 compound. When this occurs, the malodor molecule gets oxidized, and therefore the smells are chemically neutralized.

However, the O3 molecules created by the generator are harmful to humans and all living things. Before the process gets implemented, all people, pets, and plants must be removed from the structure that was negatively affected. The house must also be thoroughly dried before using the ozone generator inside your home because O3 molecules can create Hydrogen Peroxide when reacting with water.

Next, we set up air movers inside the affected areas within your home so that the get dispersed throughout your house. We can then also place the ozone generator as high as possible because O3 molecules are heavier than the air in the atmosphere, and they will sink to the floor. In some situations, we can also seal the affected regions with a containment chamber so that the ozone molecules get concentrated on a specific area inside your house.

If you ever notice foul odors remaining inside your residence after something burns, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 any day of the week. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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