During and after a fire, a foul odour is often emitted from a fire damaged vehicle. This is a result of chemicals from the burning materials being released into the atmosphere and being absorbed into the pores of the vehicle’s materials. Smoke odour can be very difficult to remove but is possible if treated correctly.
Similar to a property affected by fire, a vehicle exposed to fire and smoke will consist of soot residue permeating through all surfaces including seats, door panels, dashboard, wiring and carpets. The issues associated with a vehicle affected by fire and smoke is not only the residue left on all surfaces but the smoke odour that permeates into the porous materials. This smoke odour can be extremely difficult to remove.
A vehicle affected by fire, smoke or soot damage may require extensive decontamination which could include the removal of car seats and carpets. Then, thorough cleaning methods are employed to remove the soot source and ozone gas technology is used to remove lingering odours. Vehicles affected by fire, smoke and/or soot can be successfully restored back to pre-damage condition with the combination of the above-mentioned methods.
Key Points to consider:
- The quicker you engage Juvenaire’s Auto Decon services, the better the chances you have of recovering and removing the odour from your vehicle.
- Smoke residue combined with moisture and high humidity on any metal surface and electronic component can lead to corrosion. Electronic components if not stabilised immediately, may lose their ability to be salvaged.
- Do not attempt to clean smoke residue yourself. The use of incorrect products and methods may cause more issues such as set the stain into the materials instead of removing it.
- The key to smoke odour removal is through source removal and total decontamination of the vehicle
Juvenaire has a range of smoke deodorisation processes that can be used depending on the cause and conditions of the fire and smoke damage. On initial inspection, a Project Manager will assess and organise a Scope of Works that outlines the process for successful restoration of the motor vehicle as well as the elimination of any odours.
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