According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are approximately 370,000 home fires every year, resulting in property damage worth $7 billion. If your Leawood, KS, home is unfortunate enough to suffer from fire damage, you can count on the fire damage remediation professionals at ServiceMaster DSI to return it to its pre-loss condition.
While we have a lot of tools at our disposal that help us perform successful fire damage remediation, no tool is more powerful than our extensive hands-on experience. Today, we’re going to look at how our experience helps us give you the best fire damage remediation results.
Knowledge of the Negative Effects of Ozone
Professionals use ozone generators to eliminate odors and reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs); however, they come with an unfortunate side effect that makes them less popular with experienced fire damage remediation experts.
Since ozone is a strong oxidizer, it treats odors by reacting with different chemical compounds; however, this effect isn’t limited to chemical compounds in the air. It can damage various materials, such as paint and rubber, causing problems if proper care is not taken during its application.
Understanding the of Benefits of Hydroxyl Ions
Experts understand that technologies that use hydroxyl also perform their action by oxidizing materials. But the main difference between them and ozone is that the Hydroxyl-based process is milder in comparison to the ozone-based process.
Moreover, utilizing hydroxyl ion-based technologies such as photocatalytic oxidation doesn’t result in the weathering effect that ozone causes.
Additionally, the lifespan of hydroxyl ions is just a few seconds in comparison to the lifespan of 24 to 48 hours of ozone. As such, hydroxyl ions will never build up inside your home.
The other good thing about hydroxyl radicals is that they speed up the process of the removal of VOCs from your home.
Experienced fire damage remediation technicians understand the benefits of hydroxyl ions and use them more often than ozone.
Trained in Effective Odor Removal
Experts fully understand that the best results can be achieved only when equipment such as hydroxyl generators are used together with source material removal and ventilation.
That’s why our technicians take proper steps to ventilate the area as well as to remove burnt materials before hydroxyl generators are put to use.
While all of this may sound complicated, the experience and training our technicians have make fire damage remediation second nature. They’re able to quickly evaluate a situation and determine the best course of action, which means your home is restored effectively and quickly.
If your Leawood, KS home has suffered any type of fire damage, contact the experts at ServiceMaster DSI at (816) 527-9412 for immediate help.