Remediating Commercial Fire Damage In Destin
Smoke Odors Can Be Detrimental to Retail Shops After a Fire
Destin homes and businesses both deal with the aftereffects of fire. For a business, however, it can result in the loss of income for every employee. Unless their insurance is robust, businesses lose the money needed to make repairs as well.
Some types of commercial fire damage are common to Destin businesses. Certain specialty businesses like wine shops have very specific needs when it comes to their customer sales and what is important for restoration. SERVPRO restoration crews work with every business owner to meet those needs. For example, while every business demands a clean, safe environment, a wine bar or wine shop with a tasting room needs complete odor elimination. Any lingering malodors can ruin the experience for individuals and special events.
The immediate action our technicians take is to remove debris and property too damaged for restoration. That eliminates the source for most malodors, and usually the strongest ones. As team members remove the damaged items, others set up fans within the facility to increase air circulation. They also use axial fans to draw air inside the building and force it outside. Air scrubbers with small 0.3 micron HEPA filtering systems can capture airborne particulates contributing to the odors.
Next, a SERVPRO inspector examines property not physically damaged by the fire such as ceiling tiles, paneling, and carpets. While not scorched, each type of item can absorb a massive amount of odor residues. The inspection determines what methods are needed to clean the structural property and which cleaning agents and tools to use.
For most property, spraying or wiping down the surfaces with a deodorizing agent cleans off the residues and removes the malodors. For mild odors that resist removal, our team can cover walls and ceilings with a paint that contains a very effective sealing agent.
If an inspection cannot identify the source of them, technicians use a cloud of deodorizing particles. This method uses the cloud or fog of deodorizing agents and one or more fans to recreate how the smoke moved throughout the facility. The agent attaches itself to the same surfaces the smoke contaminated and neutralizes the malodors.
If you have lingering odors after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552. We are here to help you reopen your doors to customers as soon as possible.
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