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What Is the Answer to Persistent Smoke Odors in Textiles and Soft Items in Nashua?

Innovative Esporta Wash System Technology Assists Certified Fabric Restoration of New England (CFRNE) in Smoke Odor Removal After a Nashua Storage Space Fire

Having an outbuilding or two to store outdoor furnishings and recreational and sports equipment saves space in your Nashua home. If bad wiring in the sheds or a grilled dinner gone wrong on the patio causes a fire, issues like smoky-smelling outdoor cushions, games and toys, or sports equipment can linger even if the blaze extinguished quickly. 

Why Do Soft Possessions Hold Onto Fire Odors?

Nashua residents find smoke odor removal challenging because of how smells embed themselves into padding, textiles, leathers, and other soft articles. The incompletely combusted carbon molecules that are the colored particulates in smoke carry the odors. These minuscule particles are also known as soot, and eventually settle on surfaces and sift into cracks and crevices. Woven or knit materials, both synthetic and organic, permit the particles to pass through the fibers making up the fabric. They tangle into the strands and sink into the batting, foam, or other padding. Permeable materials like leather absorb the particles. If magnified, you see how soot particles are jagged, capable of scraping and digging into materials.

What Are the Shortcomings of Conventional Laundering Methods for Smoke Odor Removal?

Both top and front loading washing machines are limited in their ability to manage soiling and smoke odor removal for several reasons:

  • Items can be bulky and oddly shaped, hard or impossible to fit into even an industrial-sized washer.
  • The odor-carrying soot can abrade the fabrics because of the agitation motion used by traditional washers.
  • Rinsing the smoky-smelling particles from the soft materials is often incomplete, resulting in the odor persisting.
  • Materials such as leather or metal or plastic-framed items cannot be washed in conventional machines without bending, breaking, or other damage.

How Does the Esporta Wash System Make a Difference for Smoke Odor Removal?

The Esporta Wash System used by Certified Fabric Restoration of New England (CFRNE) is a game-changer. Everything from large cushions, outdoor linens, sports gear and bags, and recreational equipment such as balls, bean bags, toys, gardening knee pads, tents, tarps, sleeping bags, and more load efficiently into the cages of the machine. The hydraulic pressure used forces water and carefully matched proprietary detergents repeatedly through the affected items. Odor-bearing particles loosen and eventually rinse out of the soft articles, leaving everything food-grade clean and deodorized.

When your storage area suffers smoke damage, let Certified Fabric Restoration of New England (CFRNE) demonstrate how effective our Esporta Wash System is at removing both soil and odors. Call us at 603-943-7153 for an evaluation.