After a fire at your business in Irvine, CA, you don't only have structural and content damage but also an intense, lingering smoke odor. Smoke particles remain airborne for several days. This resulting stench is typically very difficult to remove. Professional smoke cleaning equipment is often required to get rid of it completely. There are several methods of odor removal. Some materials need professionals to employ multiple strategies.

Here are the best ways to eliminate foul smells that are a result of fire damage:

1. Source Removal

To completely get rid of the smoke odor, it's necessary to remove the source. You must extract everything with fire or smoke damage from the area. Porous materials such as clothing, carpeting and wood furniture are particularly susceptible to stubborn stenches.

2. Thermal Fogging Machines

Thermal fogs work to neutralize odors by employing a powerful deodorizer to penetrate the affected area. Pressurized force disperses deodorant droplets into the affected space. This force is similar to the way smoke naturally spreads.

3. Ozone Machines

The use of ozone generators is one of the most reliable techniques for smoke cleaning. These machines produce ozone, an oxidizing agent. It isn't easy to transport large area rugs, sofas and other porous items to dry cleaners. Using a portable ozone machine in the area can significantly affect the salvageability of the building and its contents. You can rent one or hire JGB's fire damage cleanup professionals. For better results, professionals may use a fumigation tent with ozone machines.

4. Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers enhance the efficiency of cleaning the air by utilizing high-efficiency particulate air filters to "scrub" odor particles from the atmosphere. These HEPA filters can eliminate 99.97% of the particulates from the air. Air scrubbers clean open-air environments, while closed environments like air ducts require negative air machines.

Smoke cleaning after a commercial building fire is not a job for the faint of heart. It can be difficult and time-consuming. However, it can also mean the difference between keeping many of your possessions and having to start over from scratch.