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Call Our Professional Fire Damage Cleanup Team In Boynton Beach

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

An air scrubber in a home capturing small airborne particles after a fire We use an air scrubber with a filter called a HEPA that can capture small airborne particulates after a fire has effected the quality of your home.

Removing Fire Odor Damage In Your Boynton Beach Home

Removing the odor smoke leaves behind in your fire-damaged Boynton Beach home presents unique challenges for any restorer. It helps to find a technician who understands how odor molecules permeate a structure and which methods to use for lasting odor removal. 

To be more successful at removing fire odor damage from your Boynton Beach property, a technician needs to understand how customers perceive odors. The word “Odor” can describe both good and bad smells. Also, whether an odor smells good or bad is entirely in the mind of the individual. 

Odors – such as putrefying flesh – are typically considered unpleasant by everyone. However, other odors – such as gasoline or paint fumes – can be considered pleasant by some, or extremely offensive by others. An odor’s interpretation differs between individuals, and it is SERVPRO’s job to neutralize odors found in your home that you, the customer, find offensive. 

There may be airborne chemicals, gases, or tiny soot particles present that the mucous membranes in your nose and mouth absorb, sending messages through receptors to your brain. As odors reach the brain, your past experiences and impressions get applied to the situation, creating an interpretation as to whether the smell is good or bad. 

There is no such thing as a mechanical instrument, capable of detecting the presence of an odor or the intensity of an odor caused by fire damage. Therefore, SERVPRO technicians must depend on their noses to detect odors found in your home. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) understand how heightened awareness can affect customers after an event. It helps us deal with two different types of odors – real and imagined.

  • Real Odor: is a sensation of smell caused by a real substance, where odor molecules interact with olfactory nerve cells in the nose. 
  • Imaginary or Psychological Odor: is what people think they smell. A particular set of circumstances or strong impressions that make you think you smell something that is not truly there. This phenomenon is called Phantosmia.

As you can imagine, the deodorization of unpleasant - real odors - is challenging enough. However, SERVPRO technicians work to neutralize both real and imaginary odors, providing you with total customer satisfaction after your restoration.

Contact SERVPRO of Boynton Beach for full-access to professional fire odor damage cleanup and restoration services throughout the area. (561) 413-9754

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