Fire Damage Restoration Portland OR 360-907-0156
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Smoke damage restoration accompanies every fire damage restoration job. Recently, we were called to a financial institution who had the adjoining unit damaged by fire in Portland, Oregon. The smoke odor was very heavy and required several steps to correct the damage. Initially we had to construct a wall that seperated the two units above the ceiling. This helped tremendously. The air flow from the adjoining unit was stopped.
Now with the smoke odor penetration blocked, we were able to move on to the second phase of smoke damage restoration, removing the damage building material that had absorbed the smoke odor…. ceiling tiles, insulation, items that are very pourous with the ability to retain the smoked air. These items are replaced prior to completion of the project, with new of course.
As part of the treatment plan we cleaned the commercial HVAC system. The air duct cleaning helped quite a bit. We generally clean and seal the ducting as the smoke odor will remain if this critical step is not performed.
Painting also had to be performed in the entire facility, as the smoke penetrated the paint and could not be cleaned. This critical step seals the smoke odor in and prevent any further off gasing of the smoke odor.
Cleaning is probably the largest portion of removing smoke odor. In this particular case we had to pre-clean all of the walls, wipe down all hard furiniture, and hot water extract all soft materials (carpet and upholstered chairs). At this point the smoke odor removal service had delivered tremendous relief.
The final step in smoke damage restoration is to ozone the entire area for a few days.
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