Containing The Odor
When a fire takes place, there are many things that come into play. The first thing is the damage to the property. The structure can be both burned from the fire and water damaged from the local fire department.
The next thing you notice is the smoke that spreads its soot throughout the premises. It is not unusual for the doors and windows to be opened to make breathing easier, but this also helps disperse the soot into areas that were not originally affected.
Finally, there is often a strong odor that needs to be addressed. Once the burnt materials have been removed and the soot cleaned up, much of the odor dissipates, but in the short term, the odor can also be minimized.
In the before picture you can see a hole put into a wall on the second floor by the fire department. The odor from the floor below permeated into that room. The after picture shows the use of heavy plastic to minimize this odor until the total service was completed.