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When a fire occurs at your home or business, some of the damage is from smoke. Similarly, mold damage can result in a lingering odor long after the mold is gone. At Restoration Authority, our certified and highly trained technicians will remove odors, smoke and soot from ceilings, walls and other surfaces.

Air Cleaning + Purification

Just because the source is removed or no longer producing odor it doesn’t mean the odor will go away on its own. Odor molecules in the airspace will still be there. If the odor molecules are in the air, why not replace out the foul air?  Restoration Authority will bring in commercial grade air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and air movers into the affected area. This will quickly change out the air and purify it.

HVAC Cleaning

After a fire, smoke, soot and odors can linger. This can be damaging your home and can cause health issues. Damaging smoke and soot spreads to other rooms in your home through the HVAC or air duct system and settles within the ductwork. Every time you run your HVAC system, these particles circulate through your home.  Our Restoration Authority team will dissemble your HVAC and clean all smoke and soot particles from the unit.

Source Removal

When tackling a fire restoration or mold remediation job, Restoration Authority starts by quickly removing as many smoke odor contaminants as possible. Firstly, we remove all materials that are not restorable, like heavily charred wood and fallen wallboard surfaces. Then we vacuum or dust remaining restorable surfaces. By removing the top layers of soot, it makes smoke residue removal more efficient when you later apply water-based cleaning solutions. The longer surfaces are exposed to unpleasant odors or gasses, the more deeply surfaces adsorb them.

Structural Cleaning

Your furniture, walls, and even flooring can easily be replaced. When the structure of a building is compromised, the only solution is often to tear the building down. Without comprehensive cleaning and remediation following a fire, the damage done to the structure may not be fully be resolved. The damage can even get worse over time. Cleaning and remediation ensures that a fire does not continue to hurt your property even after the flames have been extinguished. Restoration Authority’s goal is to make your home or business as safe as possible for the future, not just for today.

Structural Sealing

To prevent odors from later working their way out of the materials, Restoration Authority may paint an odor sealer product on the surfaces of your home or business. Sealing is the last step of deodorization because it can only be done once everything has been thoroughly clean. Structural sealants prevent odors from returning and fights stains.

Thermal Fogging

Thermal fogging is a process where a deodorizer is heated and sprayed in a fog form. The mixture attaches to the smoke particles and absorbs them, neutralizing any odor. The thermal fogging process is a favored technique to remove smoke odors from tobacco, fireplaces, and fires. Restoration Authority uses this process to ensure that your home or business is safe for all those who enter it.

Ozone Treatment

Restoration Authority uses all kinds of odor fighting technology. For example, we use Ozone treatment to deodorize. Ozone is a colorless gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties, formed from oxygen by electrical discharges or ultraviolet light. It is a quick process that breaks down odor particles in the air and has for decades.

Hydroxyl Treatment

Another treatment uses hydroxyl generators. These generators are able to quickly eliminate odors in the airspace as soon as they are running and are safe enough to work around. They can be very effective on all aspects of most odor situations. Restoration Authority will find what is right for you and remove the smoke and odor damage.

In conclusion, there are many ways Restoration Authority works to remove smoke and odor damage from your home or business. We are familiar with the pros and cons to each method and will select the right ones for you. Call us today to take care of any smoke and odor damage.

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