Fire Damage Restoration and Smoke Damage
Once you have had a fire in your home, several things happen and several questions come up. Not only what the smoke and soot can do to your health. But also, the damage to your property and lasting affects on your home. Smoke odors tend to stick around for a very long time. This not only serves as a painful reminder of what happened, but can be very toxic. The reason for this is because the chemicals from the smoke imbed themselves in your walls, surfaces, and furniture. Getting rid of smoke damage and conducting fire disaster restoration is tough, but not impossible.
The first thing to do to get rid of the smoke smell quickly is to air everything out. Open your windows and let outside air flow through your home. This will help quickly with hard surfaces. Softer things like carpet, curtains, and furniture absorb smells more. Turning on fans and facing them outside will help speed things along as well.
Good Ol’ Baking Soda
That’s right. This is a popular method of removing smoke odors. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpets, drapes, and furniture and really work it in with a brush or broom. Let is sit over night to absorb as much of the smell as possible. Vacuum it up the next day and repeat as necessary. You may even set your furniture or cushions outside over night to let them air out with the baking soda on them before vacuuming them the following day.
Clothing, Curtains, And More
Any machine washable items should go straight to the laundry. Use whatever detergent you normally would, but consider adding vinegar to your rinse cycle. This is a heavy duty way of cleaning agent that can work its way into fabrics to eliminate smells. You may also use white vinegar and water to create a solution for cleaning hard surfaces.
Contact Disaster Restoration Services.
For more extensive fire damage restoration and smoke damage clean up, call Disaster Restoration Services today. We offer emergency services to help get your home back to new. Call us now.