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Fire Damage Dictionary!

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

servpro logo in front of flames, all orange and black SERVPRO of The Windsors understands fire damage!

SERVPRO of The Windsors has extensive experience with fire damage, but for those who don't, we have created this Fire Damage Dictionary to offer a better understanding to the most common terms associated with fire damage. 

Deodorization – The process of neutralizing malodors

Deodorizers – Masking agents that overpower malodors with a more pleasant odor.

Filtration equipment-Equipment designed to filter odor particles from the air.

Mitigation services –. Mitigate means to “stop the damage”. SERVPRO is a mitigation company offering mitigation services for fire restoration. Common mitigation services include board ups cleaning and treating property and belongings, deodorization, and rebuild services.

Ozone – An electronically powered device called an ozone generator and is used for odor control. Ozone breaks down or oxidizes natural rubber and elastic.

Smoke – Smoke is the result of combustion. Smoke contains solids, liquids, and gases.

Soot – Soot is the solid residues as a result of combustion. Soot is the part of the material that did not burn, called the product of incomplete combustion.  

Thermal fogging –The use of heat to produce a dry deodorant fog using a piece of equipment called a thermal fogger.

ULV Fogger – An electronically powered device with a nozzle attached to a hose used to apply solutions on a microscopic size.

Wet Cleaning – A cleaning technique using a circular, overlapping motion.

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