Removing Fire Smoke Odor

  • 22 Sep, 2009
Just wanted to let you all know that we at OdorXit are pretty much like the rest of you. We have good days and bad days, good luck and bad luck, and some times the god watches over us and saves us from ourselves. Monday, September 1, 2009 at about 7:30 PM I left our […] The post Removing Fire Smoke Odor appeared first on Odor Removal for Just About Everything.
Just wanted to let you all know that we at OdorXit are pretty much like the rest of you. We have good days and bad days, good luck and bad luck, and some times the god watches over us and saves us from ourselves.
Monday, September 1, 2009 at about 7:30 PM I left our house for the local WalMart to pick up a prescription and some munchies with my trusty cell phone in hand. The pharmacy did not have the drug that was ordered in stock but the store across town did so I called my wife to tell here I would be later than expected. When she answered her cell, I could only understand that she wanted me to return home immediately, so I returned home.
As I am driving up my street I noticed that the street was blocked with fire trucks and hoses right in front of my house. Further there was a lot of smoke pouring out of the ridge vents on the roof and there were 2 firemen standing on the roof with a chain saw cutting a hole to release the smoke faster.
The interior of my garage was totally black from smoke and fire. All of my OdorXit Stock that was neatly stacked on the shelving was melted and leaking. The 55 gallon drums of bulk stock that were placed near the garage door seemed to be un-damaged but the ones that were closest to the origin of the fire were very melted and the contents ruined.
As the firemen finished their work the extent of the damage became clearer. The realization that my income source had been seriously damaged was sinking in.
The upside was that the fire was completely contained inside the attached garage and only a very small amount of smoke had actually entered the living space of my house.  Fast action by my wife and a neighbor (who is a volunteer fireman) and the Fairfield Township Fire Department had saved my house and businesses from what would have been total destruction.
Even tough the smoke damage to the interior of my house was relative minor, the electric had been cut off at the street so there was no lights, fans or refrigeration! Our neighbors insisted that we stay with them until we got the power turned back on and the smoke under control which we accepted.
The next day the cleanup started with ordering the first of 2 30 cubic yard dumpsters and finding people to help with the cleanup. Because of the 55 gallon drums of product (chemicals) the state EPA was called in to make sure that the local environment was not being harmed. MSDS documents were passed out and the people to handle disposal were called. $665 later, all the fire damaged chemicals were gone and we appeared to be right with the world.
Got the new drywall delivered on Sept 12, and it only took 3 days to hang, tape, mud and sand it. Got hold of our painter Larry and in 2.5 hours on Saturday the 19th the garage was primed and painted to perfection. So I could begin repopulating the garage with all the stuff we did not throw out.
Repopulating the garage is a long and difficult task. Removing the rust from everything is even more time consuming.
Sept 14 we received our shipments of OdorXit Concentrate and Magic and started bottling at a friends garage.  Lots of buyers will be getting product real soon.
To be continued

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.


Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.


5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity


The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.


The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.


The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.


The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.


By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.


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