Need Smoke Odor Removal for Marlborough Camping and Other Outdoor Gear?

Marlborough Outdoor Lovers Depend on the Esporta Wash System at CFRNE to Remove Smoky Smells 

When enjoying the great outdoors near Marlborough or on the road discovering new vistas, fresh and clean equipment make the experience much more pleasurable. Hardworking camping and recreational gear often take on malodors from campfires or cookstoves. If damp or windy weather at a campsite or on a backpacking adventure causes more intense or pervasive smoke to develop, a wide range of apparel and equipment can be affected:

  • Tents
  • Tarps
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pads and camping mattresses
  • Hammocks
  • Chairs and cushions
  • Packs and duffle bags
  • Outerwear
  • Clothing
  • Footwear, hats, and hand coverings

How Do Smoke Odors Get into Camping and Recreation Gear Textiles and Other Materials? 

Many campers and hikers simply air out their gear in their yard, garage, or basement in Marlborough attempting smoke odor removal. This strategy is unlikely to resolve the malodors because of the odor source. When wood and brush burn in a campfire or fire pit, the incompletely combusted materials rise from the blaze as ashes and smoke. Smoke contains a wide range of substances, including soot, the tiny particles of chemically changed wood or other fuel that did not burn entirely. These minute bits infiltrate woven fabrics, padding, insulation, and foam among other materials. Soot particles carry the unpleasant odors associated with smoke. They are rough-edged and gritty, obvious when magnified, and latch onto fibers and into other porous materials, grinding far within the objects’ construction. Exposing the affected articles to fresh air will not eliminate odors as the stench-carrying particles do not blow away. 

Can Laundering Remove Smoke Odors from Camping and Recreational Gear?

Using traditional soaking and agitation-driven laundry equipment to eradicate smoke odors for Marlborough residents fails to deliver success. The agitation of top-loading machines and alternating soaking and spinning of front-loading appliances does not loosen deeply embedded soot. To make matters worse:

  • The soot grinds in more deeply.
  • Smelly equipment spends a high percentage of the wash time sitting or swirling in soot-contaminated water.
  • Oversized and bulky equipment overfills conventional or even industrial washers.

Does CFRNE Offer Removal of Smoke Odors from Camping and Recreational Gear?

The Esporta Wash System used by Certified Fabric Restoration of New England (CFRNE) is a game-changer for Marlborough smoke odor removal. The unique cage system inside the Esporta accepts large and awkwardly-shaped items, securing them to avoid the twisting and abrasion suffered in standard washing machines. A computerized program entered by CFRNE certified technicians mixes appropriate detergent solutions and determines optimal Esporta cycles to remove the soiling down to each soot particle. When the particles release and rinse away, the odor goes with them. Esporta repeatedly pulses the cleaning solution through the smelly and soiled items, gently but persistently using hydraulic pressure to dislodge and wash out the odor-bearing grit. 
Look forward to sweet dreams and memory-making in the great outdoors unsullied by the residues of  past season’s campfires when Certified Fabric Restoration of New England (CFRNE) puts the Esporta to work on malodorous camping gear. Call 603-943-7153 for a consultation before you start pricing new equipment.