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Smoke From Major Fire Infiltrates Downtown Chicago Building?

11/27/2023 (Permalink)

A person uses a fire extinguisher as smoke billows up from a large fire. We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Chicago.

Smoke residue and odor from a fire can be difficult to clean and remove. Each fire event leaves behind its own unique “signature” based on what fueled the fire. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago/Team Zubricki has a team of fire damage restoration technicians who are trained and certified to restore smoke damage. Here are some of the kinds of equipment we use to remove smoke odor:

Air Scrubber or Filter: Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber, or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator: An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging: Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator: A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification: Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor.

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When smoke from a fire damages your Downtown Chicago commercial business or home, our Downtown Chicago/Team Zubricki is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire, smoke, and soot damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-877-9937.

Downtown Chicago/Team Zubricki is independently owned and operated.

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