When it comes to the counteraction of smoke related damage, be it from a fire, involving, burnt structural components, contents, protein, or simply cigarette smoke and many other smoke related odors, a thorough removal of the physical damage takes place first. This involves, removal, washing, vacuuming, chemical sponging, carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning and a host of contents and structural fire damage and smoke removal processes to be done as quickly as possible, thus reducing potential secondary damage.
Once all the accessible surface residuals are cleaned up and treated with special washing and chemical spray techniques, in many cases, a final process known as Thermal Fogging is done.
Thermal Fogging is a process that duplicates the fine smoke particle produced by a fire and is used to get into the small cracks, crevices, pores and textiles, in the same manner the original smoke deposits get into these inaccessible spots.
Thermal Fogging is a process that requires understanding and is best conducted by a trained company in fire restoration procedures.
Each type of smoke as a result of different fires a building can be subjected to, require different measures of decontamination, deodorization and restoration approaches and includes a variety of Thermal Fogging treatment products, each designed, for each case.
The building needs to be occupant free, including pets, for these procedures and can be reaccessed after an air purging, also done in different ways with various equipment, if open air purging is not appropriate. Until all processes are complete, client safety is put first and access will be deemed safe once purged.
In some cases, additional purging or ventilation may be needed due to sensitivities. It takes time for complete purging of all induced odors or odor counteraction products to be completely stabilized, just as is, the case with new paint or carpet. This ventilation may be as simple as keeping air flow constant by means of a furnace fan set to on, or having a breeze from outside air controlled through use of windows. Other procedures may be recommended by the restoration professional as need may present itself.
Once all is done, the process is unmatched for effectiveness in fire and smoke restoration and counteraction.