Fire Damage Dictionary!
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.