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Soft Contents Cleaning: How Hydroxyl Generators Can Help

Posted by Tom McArdle on 4/8/21

After a home or building suffers a disaster, such as a fire or flood, there is typically damage to the structure that needs repair, but it’s important not to forget about the contents that sustained damage, too. Hard surfaces can stand up to tough cleaning, are less porous, and will generally be easier to tackle. Soft surfaces, however, require a special touch.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery Line, Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Ask the Expert

What Is the Safest Method of Professional Odor Removal?

Posted by Tom McArdle on 3/11/21

When disasters, like fires or floods, occur on a property, not only do they cause damage, but they also leave behind odors that seep into any exposed surfaces and materials. Trying to mask the smell with deodorizers will only exacerbate the problem, so you need a solution that removes the source of the odor: its molecules.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery Line, Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Ask the Expert

What Real Estate Agents Need to Know About Hydroxyl Generators

Posted by Tom McArdle on 1/27/21

Perhaps you are trying to sell a property that had water, fire, or other damage. Or maybe the property you want to sell has lingering odors that normal cleaning has not been able to eliminate. Whether residential or commercial, if the smell of a property is holding you back from being able to get it on the market, look into renting a hydroxyl generator to get that sale. 

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Topics: Fire Damage, Water Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Property Management, Ask the Expert

When Should You Call A Restoration Contractor For Professional Odor Elimination?

Posted by Tom McArdle on 1/12/21

It’s an experience we all dread: you walk into a residential or commercial space that you’ve been renting out and it’s painfully obvious that there is a problem. What problem? Odor. 

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Topics: Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Property Management, Ask the Expert

Thermal Fogging Vs. Ozone Treatment Vs. Hydroxyl Generators

Posted by Tom McArdle on 12/17/20

House fires are unfortunately not uncommon. They often leave malodors in addition to varying degrees of structural damage. If you are called to a property that has suffered fire damage and needs to be restored, be sure deodorization is part of the process. Smoke odors can permeate documents, furniture, electronics, clothing, wood, carpeting, and other household items. Home and business owners will expect that eradication of the smell is part of the remediation process.

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Topics: Fire Damage, Commercial and Residential Line, Ask the Expert

What is the Fastest Way to Remove Smells from a Damaged Property?

Posted by Tom McArdle on 12/2/20

After a home has suffered damage, there are often odors that permeate the area and need to be removed. A house fire leaves behind an intense smoke smell, and water damage can produce smells of mold and mildew.

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Topics: Fire Damage, Ask the Expert

How Can You Permanently Remove Smoke Damage Smells?

Posted by Tom McArdle on 11/23/20

There are over 358,000 home structure fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Those lucky enough to return to their homes will now turn to restoration companies to make the space livable again. On top of any reconstruction or repairs that must be done, they’ll also want you to get rid of the smoke smell. This can be a difficult task, but read on for some tips to make things easier. 

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Topics: Fire Damage, Ask the Expert