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We Use Thermal Foggers After A Disaster In Fort Drum

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

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Using Thermal Foggers During Fire Damage Deodorization In Fort Drum

Heating and electrical equipment inside your Fort Drum home are common causes for structural blazes. A furnace overheating or an electrical short can cause your house to suffer from extensive fire damage. Once the blaze ignites, smoke can fill the interior of your dwelling, leaving behind soot residues and malodor particles. Smoke can also penetrate deeply into materials, making them smell burnt.

When working on any fire damage project in Fort Drum, our SERVPRO technicians know that making your home smell clean and restored is vital. Deodorization can, at times, be difficult and require us to use industrial deodorization equipment. During severe cases, the only way to get rid of foul odors is to dispense chemicals into the affected area that mimic the way smoke behaves.

One way our SERVPRO team can accomplish deodorization is to implement a thermal fogging machine. Thermal foggers vaporize solvent-based or petroleum-based deodorizers, generating a "smoke" or fog consisting of very small particles. The particles generated by the thermal fogger range in size from as small as a one-half micron to as large as 25 microns, approximating the size of odor-generating molecules. The particles make a fog similar to the smoke produced in a fire, enabling the deodorizer to interact more effectively with odor-causing residues.

Thermal fogs are pairing agents, meaning they chemically react with odor-causing residues and eliminate odors rather than just masking them. For this reason, counteracting odors by thermal fogging can be described as odor modification.

Before our SERVPRO crew begins the thermal fogging process, we take steps to prepare your house. We first evacuate all people, pets, and plants from your building. Fogging agents are flammable, so we eliminate all sources of flame, electrical arc, or flash before starting the fogging process.

After the fogging is complete, we then ventilate the air in the structure to remove odors and fumes. We can open windows and set up air movers to exchange the air 40 times to ensure proper ventilation.

If your home in Watertown, Adams, Sackets Harbor, or Carthage is ever the victim of a fire, call SERVPRO of Jefferson County at (315) 777-8377. Our main goal is always to restore your home to preloss conditions “Like it never even happened.”

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