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Cypress Residents Should Know About SERVPRO's IAQ Service

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Air Quality Improvements After a Fire in Your Business or Home

After an emergency, you might not be able to immediately return to assess damages to your property because there may be hazardous conditions such as poor air quality. Though the fire has been extinguished, the lingering effects could potentially threaten those without the appropriate training and personal protective equipment. Our team of professionals can arrive quickly to address these concerns and help mitigate other losses on your property. IAQ stands for indoor air quality, which is something people may not automatically think about when dealing with fire damage.

Airborne hazards and fire odor control are among the main concerns for property owners. While much of this preliminary stage is assessing the full scope of the damage to state the needs of the insurance provider that offers coverage for your building, we can also begin the steps necessary to overcome potentially hazardous conditions, noxious odors, and debris or particulates circulating in the environment.

Cleaning up the atmosphere throughout the fire-damaged property and improving indoor air quality requires several pieces of equipment strategically placed throughout the building. Our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators can both be useful in this situation, as they trap particulates, debris, and smoke residue as small as 0.3 microns. The longer these machines run, the cleaner the air within the building becomes.

Overcoming lingering foul odors from the fire is another concern because it can make restoration work challenging for our technicians and others that could be in the building throughout this process. Often the best approach to permanently eliminating or substantially reducing odors present after a fire is with the use of thermal foggers. These machines release a dense chemical compound that neutralizes foul odor molecules on contact.

While odors and environmental hazards might not be as visually obvious as severe structural damage, they are a factor that needs to be addressed as promptly as possible. Our Cypress area fire restoration specialists have the tools and expertise to overcome all hurdles encountered in returning your property to pre-fire conditions. Give us a call today at (281) 469-2957.

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