How To Remove Smoke Odors After A Fire
July 21, 2015 | Steps after a house fireuncategorized
How To Remove Smoke Odors After A FireWhen a property is being remodeled or reworked after fire or flood damage, the types and concentrations of chemicals rise. For many do-it-yourselfers, the process of making it look better is pretty straight but the process of knowing how to remove smoke odors after a fire isn't as difficult as it seems. The process of cleaning up after a fire is pretty straight forward if you have the necessary skills, but, unfortunately, one key aspect of the restoration is overlooked. For many years now, products such as Timilon’s OdorKlenz-Air® Cartridges, have been used by professional restoration contractors to mitigate chemical pollution on disaster restoration job sites. They are brought in after fires, floods, and sewages backups to eliminate the wide variety of chemical contaminants that were generated and released to the air.
What is Smoke?Smoke is basically fuel that didn't burn, made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon and other material. Complete combustion gives off the light, heat, the gas carbon dioxide, and water vapor. Smoke contains these gases and the tiny particles known as PM10. PM10 stands for "Particulate Matter less than 10 microns in diameter". They include small droplets of wood tars (if originating from a wood fire), gases, soot, and ash. In fact, most smoke particles are less than one micron in diameter. Wood smoke has been studied by the EPA and found to contain carbon monoxide, methane, VOCs, formaldehyde, benzene, acetic acid, formic acid, toluene, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, organic carbon, and even traces of heavy metals. This may help you understand why smoke is not only so dangerous to people, but also collect first reported on-http://chicora.org/fire.html
How to remove smoke smell after house fireThis technology is unfortunately often not used by the DIYers. This is often because many people have hammers, crowbars, saws, and can purchase the building supplies, but they do not have air movers and professional grade dehumidifiers. OdorKlenz-Air cartridges install into these portable devices and greatly add to a professional contractors capabilities to neutralize the harmful chemicals and byproducts that if not mitigated can linger for many years. The technology behind OdorKlenz-Air is not a masking agent, carbon, or chemical paring agent, it is a “destructive adsorption” material that breaks down a wide range of chemicals and retains the byproducts on the surface of the material. The materials are metal oxides, which occur naturally, but the chemical neutralization capabilities are greatly enhanced by the unique and proprietary way in which they are made. This process ultimately results in a material that can take full advantage of its neutralization capability because of its high surface area and numerous active sites. The advantages of using a cartridge like OdorKlenz-Air does extend beyond restoration and remodeling. Living spaces can inherently have a wide range of air pollutants and chemical contaminants. These range from particles of dust to harmful and corrosive chemicals. Unfortunately, the air treatment in many people’s homes is often limited to larger particles that can be caught by traditional pleated air filters for the home’s HVAC system. This OdorKlenz-Air technology is now available to DIYers in two ways: our portable OdorKlenz Mobile Air System, and our OdorKlenz HVAC compatible filter cartridges allowing a homeowner to bring chemical “destructive adsorption” capabilities to their restoration jobs and daily life.
Our Recommended Solution...The OdorKlenz Mobile System is a versatile air purification system that removes particulates like pet dander, allergens, dirt, hair, & dust, while also capturing and destroying a broad spectrum of odors like household odors. The system is portable and can easily be moved from room-to-room. Say goodbye to air pollutants and toxins with this air system!
- Simple and Easy to Set-Up, with Minimal Maintenace
- Replace Air Cartridge every 4 to 6 Months
- HEPA Filter Replaced Every Two Years
- Quiet Operation, 4-Speed Motor
- No Chemical Odors Released!
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"A meat-based casserole was accidentally left baking in the oven of a large 2-story home. It remained there continuing to burn for several hours. Two air scrubbers with OdorKlenz-Air Cartridges were placed in the home… After only 45 minutes, I could not smell a trace of the horrible protein smoke damage. The homeowners were thrilled to be able to re-enter their home to check belongings. I knew instantly that this was what I’d use for all of my odor damage jobs." Scott-⭐⭐⭐⭐