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Area Residents: Don't Let Fire Damage Ruin Your Next Vacation!

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Create Damage

SERVPRO Can Remediate All of Your Smoke and Soot Damage

From smoke damage caused by campfire smoke that the wind blew on your sleeping bags while they were airing out in the great outdoors to cooking disasters on the inside of your camper or cabin and beyond, we can help you eliminate those smelly odors and other types of fire damage. 

Fire damage isn't just the burnt materials but is also smoke damage. Smoke damage has other sources in addition to fires, such as blocked chimneys and malfunctioning furnaces. If your cabin has a furnace, you should be aware that puff-back can cause smoke damage in a home or cabin. 

Smoke and Soot Bring Microscopic but Highly Damaging Particles with Them

Blocked chimneys can create the same type of fine mist of smoke and soot to settle throughout your cabin as puff-back will produce, but if materials placed in the fireplace have been limited to only wood and paper, the soot is much easier to clean up. Wood- and paper-only fires have much less oily residue in them than other types of smoke have. However, the particles are microscopically tiny and can travel through the entire cabin before settling on something.

Puff-back happens when the furnace's supply of oil or gas is not timed correctly with the ignition of the fuel, and too much of that fuel is present or in the wrong location. When the fuel is ignited to begin a heating cycle, an explosion occurs. This explosion forces smoke and soot out of the furnace and through all areas of your home. Even the particles present in oily smoke are extremely small and can remain airborne for rather long periods of time before settling on something in your vacation home. 

Cleaning and Eliminating that Horrible Smell in Your Cabin or Camper

Smoke and fire damage to your Ammon area property can quickly be removed by our professionals. We have earned the right training and certifications and have the extensive experience your cabin or camper deserves. At SERVPRO, we understand you want to live in, and also vacation in, a healthy environment. This is why we don't stop at just the cleaning-up stage but continue on with the odor elimination techniques needed to fully eliminate the aroma of burnt materials, including that of gas and oil from puff-back.

We clean textiles and upholstery in your cabin or camper, including upholstered furniture, curtains, rugs, wall hangings, and mattresses using several different methods. The techniques used depend on the type of soot and the material we are cleaning. When finished, we employ ozone-producing equipment to reduce the levels odor-causing soot particles found in your cabin's interior to non-detectable. These particles can exist in places that are nearly impossible to clean – however, the ozone employed is also microscopic in size and can eliminate bad odors in only a few hours.

 If you've noticed the smell of fire damage in your cabin, call us – we are available 24/7 to take your call at SERVPRO of Idaho Falls at (208) 523-5365. We can help you save your vacation plans and get your cabin ready for your upcoming vacation.

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