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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Lingering Post-Fire Damage Odors in Sarasota Restaurants

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Inside of restaurant; Ready for customers Odors linger long after the flames are extinguished. SERVPRO is available for effective remediation!

Widespread Fire Damage Effects Require Attention in Sarasota Businesses 

To get your restaurant back open again after fire damage, we must overcome all the obstacles to restoring clean and sanitary work conditions. One of these hurdles is the removal of lingering smoke odors after much of the fire damage is resolved. We have multiple deodorization methods, products, and equipment items to help in this regard. There are methods to reduce odor severity and remove it altogether.

Removing Catalysts

One of the first steps to reduce fire damage in Sarasota restaurants, like lingering odors, is to manage fire debris. Heaps of material remnants and soot particles that cling to floors and horizontal surfaces allow smoke damage and respective malodors to be amplified. When our technicians first arrive, they will set to work removing all the debris from the fire -- including non-salvageable building materials and equipment: 

  • Ash
  • Smoke Solids
  • Burned Materials
  • Blistered Structure

Cleaning Surfaces

Another source of harsh smoke malodors is soot and smoke particles and deposits. Grease and food proteins consumed by the flames leave a greasy soot residue on nearly all surfaces. The hotter the fire, the greater the penetration of this oily smoke into surfaces and materials. These residues amplify present odors, allowing areas with greater soot particle concentrations to be more impacted by relative offensive smells. We must clean all surfaces with the appropriate SERVPRO Professional Cleaning Products and methods to remove soot and oily residues. The technicians will choose the most suitable product and method for the particular application, taking care not further to damage sensitive surfaces, such as finished wood.

Deodorization Products 

The final step to remove odors after the fire is extinguished is to introduce deodorization products into the equation. We have powerful cleaning and deodorization products in our inventory that neutralize odor compounds on contact. Equally important is our state-of-the-art delivery methods. Our equipment includes thermal foggers, which amplify the effectiveness of our potent deodorization products by warming and vaporizing them. The fogger provides much better distribution in open areas and penetration of porous materials.

There are several ways to manage smoke odors trapped in your restaurant after fire damage. Since these malodors can spread quickly, deodorization practices must begin as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO of South Sarasota team is equipped to help! Call us at (941) 552-6319.

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