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What is Wet Fogging and How Can It Repair Fire Damage in Holiday Properties?

1/18/2017 (Permalink)

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When it comes to deodorizing a property after fire damage has taken its toll, there is one key principle which is vital for our technicians. It is the principle of equivalence. In other words, if we want to eliminate the lingering odor of soot and smoke, we have got to follow those smells wherever they go.

On a technical level, this means coming up with a way to make odor killing chemicals move in the same way as the odor causing particles. So, there is more to deodorization than just blowing clean air around a room. To successfully repair fire damage in Holiday properties, the experts at SERVPRO need to work with state of the art fogging tools.

This guide to wet fogging will explain a little bit about the process and why it is such an effective form of fire damage restoration.

Introducing ‘The Wet Fogger’

To give it its proper name, the wet fogger is an Ultra Low Volume deodorizing device. It emits a very fine mist which contains deodorant particles. They are tiny, at around 10-15 microns in size. This allows them to move and spread in a similar way to smoke particles and this is why they are so effective at eliminating them.

To banish the odor-causing particles, the deodorant needs to follow them into soft furnishings and other materials. This is why the chemical is dispersed in a ‘fog’ or ‘mist.’ It helps the deodorizing agents stay in the air, where they can be sustained with the use of fans and air movers. Wet fogging is a great way to penetrate hard to reach areas where odors accumulate.

Setting Up a Wet Fogger in Your Home

While highly effective, the wet fogger isn’t the only deodorizing method which the SERVPRO team can use to restore your home. It is often used in combination with dry fogging because there are circumstances in which the application of moisture is not appropriate. Wet fogging is not the best option around electronics or fragile furniture, for example.

However, it is usually the first choice when it comes to cleaning attics, crawl spaces, and ventilation ducts. These areas can be impossible to reach in some cases, so the technicians have to direct deodorizing chemicals towards the odor particles inside. An added benefit is that wet foggers can also be used to disperse disinfectants, sealers, and other chemicals.

To find out if wet fogging is the right choice for your home after a fire, talk to the experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon. Our technicians are always happy to answer your questions and will respond fast to requests for repair and restoration work. Call us 24/7 on (727) 934-5555.

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