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Subject: Fire damage

Fire damage

From: Jitka Kyrian <jitka.kyrian>
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2006
Does anyone know or have experiences with a gentle and effective
method for the removal of smell from objects with an open surface
structure, like wood? I am working on diverse objects (painted
surfaces and unpainted surfaces with an open surface structure,
especially wood) which are showing different states of fire damage.

After the successful dry surface cleaning (removal of soot from the
surface with diverse sponges) the typical smell from fire damage is
still dominant. As I am trying to avoid the use of known methods
with ozone or heat, my search has brought me to the method of
putting the objects into a closed plastic bag together with baking
soda and activated coal. Does anyone have experiences (positive or
negative) with this method? And if so, are there any details, risks
or known possible damages to be paid attention to?

Or maybe someone knows another effective and harmless method of
smell removal, with less risk to the objects than methods using
ozone and heat?


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