San Diego Smoke Odor Treatment
Southern California wildfires – 2007
As Mrs. Camie Martini of Rancho Bernardo tells it, “. . . It was like a war zone! Our family was told to evacuate in the middle of the night. When we finally returned home we only had a few scorched trees . . . we were blessed. Unfortunately though, the smoke odor was everywhere. My neighbors and I called several remediation companies and after comparing notes, we had received quotes ranging from $26,000 to $11,000. I knew there had to be a better solution, so I Googled – Smoke Odor – and found the FreshStart by Prompt Care ® process. What a difference! They treated our entire home in less than six hours, including the air ducts and all the insulation in the attic, for less than $1000. Our home smells fresh and clean . . . and we’re recommending it to everyone.”
As wild fires rage through brush covered canyons adjacent to expanding developments, Firefighters often prevent many homes from burning to the ground. Unfortunately, the strong lingering stench of smoke often remains throughout many homes and buildings located near the fire. The toxic, complex carbon based molecular chains that comprise smoke odors clings to the walls, ceiling, flooring and most of the household items that were otherwise undamaged by the fire.
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Many homes have suffered smoke that came through the eves of the home. For this type of job, we can place some of our equipment in the attic to remove the smoke odor from the insulation, rafters, plywood and drywall. The FreshStart Process is an exceptionally cost effective method for removing smoke odor. It is best used before any of the surface smoke contamination is moved or hidden under stacks of material. The sooner the better. The FreshStart process was used very successfully during the wildfires in Southern California -2007.
“Steps to Prepare”
PRE-TREATMENT – Required conditions for successful treatment.
For a successful smoke odor remediation, the business and/or home owner must assure that the following conditions are established before treatment can be initiated:
First, a treatment can only be effective in a structure that can be secured. This requires that the roof, walls, floors, doors, window and all exterior openings are intact, working and secure.
Second, the property must have working electrical service in place and if applicable, all HVAC (air conditioning and heater duct works) systems must be working.
Since gravity draws the particulates in the smoke downward, and the FreshStart process breaks the molecular structure of the carbon based pollutants in the smoke, reducing their “sticky” quality (unlike a ‘chlorine wipe down’). Following the treatment most of the smoke residual is reduced to a fine inert carbon dust that can then be removed with a household HEPA vacuum cleaner . . . providing major cost savings for the business or home owner.