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Ask the Expert: Smoke Odor Removal Tips Using Hydroxyl Generators

Posted by Michelle Blevins on 12/13/18

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Tackling Fire Damage & Odor Removal at Massive Indoor Sports Facility

Posted by Michelle Blevins on 12/12/18

Editor’s Note: ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon is among the top 10 ServiceMaster franchises for commercial mitigation work. Owned by Greg Dennison, the company is always growing, expanding, and tackling big jobs with big success. Meet Greg, and hear about a recent large loss job, in this R&R Q&A!

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Chinese Drywall: Big Problem Yields Big Opportunity

Posted by Tom McArdle on 11/6/18

Reactive drywall, more commonly known as Chinese drywall, was imported from China between 2001 and 2009 due to an American shortage of material. It contained extraneous materials such as sulfur, strontium, and iron. In warmer and more humid climates, this drywall emitted various sulfur gasses that caused copper and other metal surfaces to become black and powdery. This corroded the copper pipes, wiring, and A/C coils in all types of buildings, including homes and condominiums, and caused major damage to air conditioners, electrical wiring, plumbing, appliances, and electronics.

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7 Tips for Hydroxyl Generator Cleaning & Maintenance

Posted by Tom McArdle on 10/31/18

Contractors ask us all the time, “how often should I clean these machines, what needs to be done for maintenance, and how long do the optics last?” The good news is the process is quite simple and easy. Here are our answers to those common questions.

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Odor Removal Session Engages Audience at Preparing to Respond Conference

Posted by Tom McArdle on 10/9/18

Odorox Hydroxyl Group was proud to play a role in R&R's inaugural Preparing to Respond conference in early October in Tampa, Fla. The three-day event covered a number of topics related to catastrophic and large loss response.

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Large Loss Odor Removal: Q&A with Paul Davis National

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 1/26/18

Read the latest interview by our long-time customer Paul Davis National on R&R Magazine and find out how they tackle some of the largest spaces damaged by smoke and why they choose Hydroxyl technology.

Senior VP of Operations at Paul Davis National, J. Murphy, discusses how Odorox's Hydroxyl Generators reduce demo time, gets into spaces other products can’t, and works more effectively than the competition. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Understanding the Hazards of Fire Residue During the Restoration Process

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 12/15/15

An extensive literature review was undertaken by Michael A. Pinto CSP, CMP, and David Batts to determine the types and levels of contaminants present in a building following a fire. A thorough review of currently available literature uncovered significant research regarding the sorts of contaminants that are produced during building fires, as well as the type and extent of airborne and surface contaminants that are produced in such conflagrations. A wide variety of noxious materials were identified from multiple studies, with the consistent warning that attempts to fully characterize hazards associated with fires are inherently limited due to the vast array of products that can be impacted and the individual progression that each structure fire takes.

The goal of this literature review was to answer the following questions:

  1. Are certain harmful contaminants or intermediate compounds typically present in a fire-damaged structure?
  2. Are environments subject to fire restoration generally safe or generally unsafe during the various stages of restoration work?
  3. Are certain types of fires or time periods after fires more dangerous than others?
  4. Is there consensus regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the restoration of fire-damaged buildings?

Please download the study to read the full article:

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Article Published in December 2015 Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Magazine

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