What Kind of Safety Precautions Do SERVPRO Technicians Use During Deodorization?
After a Fire in Your Sarasota Home, Our Technicians Work to Remove Smoke Odors Carefully
The smell of smoke is extremely intense, requiring specific methods for removal. Deodorizers are strong chemicals requiring safety precautions for the behalf of both the occupants of your Sarasota home and our technicians. Some procedures require more safety precautions than others. For instance, using masking agents do not require as much preparation and precautions as fogging a home.
What Types of Deodorization Methods Require Extra Precautions?
SERVPRO Technicians Require Additional Safety Measures for Thermal Foggers and Ozone Generators
During fire restoration in your Sarasota house, deodorization is inevitable. Even the smallest fire can produce odor-causing smoke residue that may last for weeks or even months if left unattended. Our SERVPRO team must take precautions to keep both themselves and the residents of your home safe during the fire deodorization process. Some of the deodorization products used during thermal fogging are flammable, requiring extreme care. Likewise, ozone (activated oxygen) is a toxic gas that can cause harm when inhaled.
What Are Some of the Safety Procedures?
- Technicians post warning signs on every door of the structure to ensure that anyone entering the home knows that about the fogging or ozone generator.
- For thermal fogging, our team switches off pilot lights to reduce the fire's risk due to the open flame of a pilot light.
- Technicians wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and ability to breathe.
- Residents and pets should not be present for thermal fogging or ozone generator use.
- Ventilation to remove both odors and fumes are important before occupants and pets return to the home.
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