Moderate Smoke Odor

Most kitchen fires fall into the category of moderate smoke odor.  The characteristic of moderate smoke odor are:

  • Soot residue appears on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces
  • Cleaning and redecorating of the area where the fire took place will be required
  • Structural damage may be visible but will be confined to one room
  • Soot damage will be found outside the room in which the fire took place
  • A high probability of HVAC contamination
  • Soot will be deposited over a wide area

This procedure guide is just for the odor removal, not the cleaning of the area.

Basic Procedure:

  1. Remove the source of the odor if possible.
  2. If an investigation needs to be completed, cover the source with plastic to limit further off-gassing of odor-causing vapors.
  3. Mix your smoke odor counteractant and apply to source of the odor. As you get further from the source you should be able to apply more lightly.  Ensure you apply to all vertical and horizontal areas affected.
  4. Apply a passive odor counteractant (gels or crystals) to the affected areas. It is recommended to place a passive odor counteractant in the furnace plenum.
  5. Apply a granular odor counteractant to attic insulation.
  6. Clean all areas.
  7. Thermal fog the area, using the right scent for your application:
    1. Electrical and plastic fires - Kentucky Bluegrass
    2. Protein fires - Citrus/Lemon
    3. Natural fires - Neutral (Unscented)
    4. Combination or aggressive odors - Cherry
  8. If needed you can seal affected areas with a shellac-based primer.

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  1. ODORx 9-D-9 Smoke Odor Counteractant

    9-D-9 is a general-purpose smoke odor counteractant specially formulated to manage fire, smoke, and other strong odors. Blended with the finest-quality ingredients, 9-D-9 helps to detoxify and knock down malodors quickly and efficiently.

    • Dilutes 1 to 3 ounces per gallon of water
    • pH: 7.7
    • General-purpose smoke odor counteractant
    • Additive to wall, upholstery, and carpet cleaning solutions
    • NOT for use with thermal foggers

    Starting at: $73.01

  2. ODORx C.O.C. Commercial Granular Odor Absorbent

    On tough restoration jobs with heavy sewage, smoke, decay, and putrefaction odors, turn to ODORx C.O.C. (Crystal Odor Counteractant). This commercial formulation is designed to fight more aggressive odors and can be used in wall cavities, ceiling voids, and hard-to-reach areas.

    • Designed to fight severe odors on restoration jobs
    • Ideal for furnace plenum, attics, voids, and devastated areas
    • Coverage is 2 oz per 100 sq ft of floor area
    • Time release formula; can be placed on foil or in glass dishes
    • Cherry scent

    Starting at: $39.63

  3. ODORx C.O.C. Professional Granular Odor Absorbent

    ODORx C.O.C. Professional Granular Odor Absorbent is designed for long-term or permanent odor control situations. It is packaged in 6-oz cans and has a milder fragrance. Use for treating tough odors in insulation, wall cavities, ceiling voids, and other hard-to-reach areas.

    • Ideal for long-term or permanent odor control
    • Use in furnace plenum, attics, voids, and devastated areas
    • Coverage is 2 oz per 100 sq ft of floor area
    • Time release formula; can be placed on foil or in glass dishes
    • Cherry scent

    Starting at: $9.38

  4. ODORx Thermo-55 Kentucky Bluegrass Scent

    Thermo-55 is a solvent-based, heat-activated odor counteractant specially formulated for application using a thermal fogging apparatus.

    • Great for electrical and plastic fires
    • Ready-to-use, solvent-based formula
    • VOC compliant
    • Treats 128,000 cubic feet
    • Not for use in Electro-Gen 2000

    Starting at: $71.35

  5. ODORx Thermo-55 Neutral Scent (Unscented)

    Thermo-55 is a solvent-based, heat-activated odor counteractant specially formulated for application using a thermal fogging apparatus.

    • Great for natural fires
    • Ready-to-use, solvent-based formula
    • VOC compliant
    • Treats 128,000 cubic feet
    • Not for use in Electro-Gen 2000

    Starting at: $67.95

  6. Fresh Wave IAQ Gel

    Airborne odors don't stand a chance with Fresh Wave IAQ gel. This amazing compound works around the clock to provide 24/7 odor elimination. Simply set it out in a room and let ambient airflow do the work for you!

    • Non-toxic, natural odor elimination
    • Powerful gel activated by ambient airflow
    • Effective for persistent odor problems
    • Can be set out in any type of container
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $5.20

  7. HEPA 1000 Air Scrubber

    Want to earn up to 70% more rental income on your air scrubber? Switch to the HEPA 1000 Air Scrubber. Its cutting-edge design delivers 1,000 CFM of clean, HEPA-filtered air.

    • 1,000 CFM of clean HEPA-filtered air
    • Earn up to 70% more rental income
    • Compact size allows for one-person operation
    • Includes a standard HEPA filter and 2-inch pleated filter
    • Weighs just 73.5 pounds
    $823.00
  8. 14" x 15" x 1" Activated Carbon Filter

    This 1" Activated Carbon Filter fits the Ultimate 1000 Air Scrubber/Negative Air Machine.

    • Optional 2nd Stage Filter for the HEPA 1000 Air Scrubber
    • Must use 1" Pre-Filter in concert with this filter
    • Listed Size: 14 x 15 x 1 inches
    • Nominal Size: 13.7 x 14.7 x .875 inches

    Starting at: $43.05

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