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Are We Doomed to a Lifetime of Unpleasant, Smoky Odors After a Brockton Kitchen Fire?

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen; charred table; smoke and soot on walls and cabinets Kitchen fire damage is particularly difficult to clean. SERVPRO has the equipment and knjowledge to restore your home.

Never Fear -- SERVPRO Specialists Have a Wide Range of Effective Solutions for Lingering Fire Odors in Your Brockton Home  

A grease and food fire causes much drama in your Brockton household. Still, with our proprietary cleaning products and our hardworking technicians' effort, the walls, tables, counters, hoods, appliances, ceilings, and more are soon clean and sanitized. Although the fast turnaround is a relief, allowing you and your family to get back to normal activities, a strong stench often persists, an unwanted reminder of the fire's stress and worry. 

Why Is the Lingering Smell After a Kitchen Fire Still So Unpleasant and Pronounced? 

When SERVPRO learns that the fire started in your Brockton kitchen, we prepare ourselves for a demanding set of tasks. Protein-based residue comprises the dehydrated remnants of the food and fats involved in the fire. The high temperatures reached during the fire cause the oils in the foodstuffs to become rancid rapidly, explaining the pungent odors. Greasy and tenacious, protein-based residues start as a mist of oily matter that can drift throughout your home.  

What Special Tricks Do Professionals Use to Deodorize Greasy Residues? 

We pay special attention to removing every visible bit of the greasy soot coating, typically employing a solvent and adding an abrasive substance to the cleaning solution or an abrasive tool such as steel wool or sandpaper to loosen the bond. The malodors that remain after a thorough cleaning are eliminated by the use of: 

  • Thermal fogging -- deodorants combust into tiny particles within a heated chamber and then dispersed in the affected area. The deodorant particles pair with and neutralize the remaining bits of superheated grease and food.
  • Hydroxyl generators -- hydroxyl molecules generated with UV light seek out the odiferous protein-based molecules and cause a chemical change that eliminates the stench. 

A combination of good old-fashioned cleaning and innovative products, techniques, and equipment permits SERVPRO of Metro Brockton to deliver a clean and odor-free kitchen after the fire. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to arrange an evaluation of the malodor challenges a protein fire presents. 

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