Once a house fire is out the challenge becomes cleaning up the smoke damage, and one of the toughest things about the cleanup is smoke odor removal. If you’ve had a fire and you’re wondering, how easy is smoke odor removal?
Here’s your answer: not easy!
Why? Because a fire burns what’s in the home and what makes up the home and that often includes synthetic materials and plastic materials. When these burn they leave a residue on the walls and furniture that holds on to the smell of smoke. In order to effectively tackle smoke odor removal you must remove the particles that were deposited by the fire and smoke. Here are some steps the professionals take when addressing smoke damage and odor removal.
- Increase air circulation – using fans to blow fresh air into your home and open windows for the smoky air to leave will increase the air circulation and help remove airborne odors.
- Remove textiles – curtains, rugs, and clothing should be removed from your home and professionally cleaned to get rid of any smoke residue and to remove the smoke odor.
- Soot and residue removal – smoke odor removal includes an intense process of soot and residue removal. Professionals use specialized cleaning products and tools to effectively remove the residue from walls and furniture.
- Ozone treatment and air purification – an important part of smoke odor removal is cleaning the air once the surface areas have been treated.
Smoke damage and odor removal are tasks that takes time and expertise. Trust a professional to help you get it done effectively and quickly. For more information, download our latest report on Fire, Water, and Smoke Damage for your home and business in Dallas, GA.