Smell After Property Damage

An emergency on your property like a fire or water damage can leave your home or place of business with aggressive lingering odors. Smoke odor is particularly stubborn, as is the musty smell of mold or mildew. Industrial accidents involving chemical spills or bio hazardous waste can produce noxious odors that can be particularly challenging to eliminate.

Musty smells are the result of improper or incomplete drying after a water loss. Steamatic of Arkansas technicians ensure that the structure is completely dry after a water loss by removing all traces of moisture through extraction and dehumidification. Technicians conduct daily moisture and humidity checks to ensure thorough drying and to maintain a recorded history of the drying process.

Odor due to fires can pose a more challenging problem. Many factors contribute to smoke odor including the source of the fire, the heat of the fire, and the types of materials that were in the structure at the time of the fire.

The professionals at Steamatic have the expertise and equipment to tackle and reduce these troublesome odors. Our dedicated technicians will quickly create a plan of attack using deodorizers, cleaners, disinfectants and other state-of-the-art techniques to eradicate the problem.

Techniques to Remove Odor after a Fire

The first step in removing odor after a fire is to remove the source. Materials that are heavily damaged by heat or combustion are cataloged and removed from the property. Porous materials, such as mattresses that are smoke damaged will generally be removed as well. Damaged structure will be evaluated to determine if it can be restored or needs to be removed. All other materials will need a thorough cleaning and deodorization. Oftentimes, conventional cleaning measures by a non-professional are simply not enough to do the trick. For example, the extreme heat from a fire can cause pores in materials to open up, effectively trapping contaminants into microscopic openings. Once cooled, the pores close trapping the contaminants.

We service clients throughout the state of Arkansas including: Pulaski County, Saline County, Garland County, Faulkner County, Lonoke County, Conway County, Pope County, Prairie County, Cleburne County, White County, Van Buren County, Yell County, Montgomery County, Hot Spring County, Hempstead County, Pike County, Clark County, Grant County, Perry County and our main offices are located in Little Rock and Hot Springs. For larger jobs we will service all of Arkansas.


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