How To Remove Smoke Odor From Home
House fires can cause extensive damage throughout your property and will require the help of fire damage restoration professionals to restore. Soot and smoke odor can linger after a fire, causing additional damage to your property and it’s contents. Continue reading to learn how to remove smoke odor from your home and how Carolina Restoration Services can help.
What Affects Smoke Odor Removal?
After a house fire, the process of removing smoke odor from your home depends on a variety of factors. Some of the factors that affect smoke odor removal from the home are:
- Type of soot. There are two types of soot, oily soot and dry soot. Oily soot requires the use of special equipment and techniques to safely remove from your home. Dry soot is easier to remove and can be done using a sponge and a low-alkaline detergent.
- Area effected by fire damage. The larger the area affected by fire damage and smoke damage the more difficult it will be to remove smoke odor.
- Size of the fire. Larger fires cause more fire damage and smoke damage, which leaves behind larger amounts of soot and smoke odor.
- Amount of time after fire. The longer you allow the smoke damage and soot to remain in the home, the more difficult smoke odor will be to remove. Even if the smoke damage is minimal, common home items consist of materials that will begin to absorb the soot or smoke. The earlier your address the smoke damage, the easier and more effective restoration will be.
- Types of materials burned. Each material reacts differently to fire damage and smoke damage. Porous surfaces such as drywall, paint, wood and wallpaper will become permanently discolored and stained if not addressed quickly. Metallic items will begin to corrode and rust from the acidic soot and fire smoke. Common household cleaning agents can further damage your furniture, it is always recommended to consult a fire damage and smoke damage restoration professional.
How To Remove Smoke Odor From The Home
- Wipe down hard surfaces using water and a mild detergent.
- Use an odor neutralizing product to help reduce the smoke odor in a room. These products will help mask the smoke odor, but will not completely remove it.
- Remove all items made of fabric from your home to have them cleaned. Once your items are clean, store them away from your home until the smoke damage has been repaired and restored to prevent them from reabsorbing the smoke odor remaining in the home.
- Don’t wait! Surfaces made of metal such as kitchen appliances will start to rust and corrode due to smoke and soot. Surfaces such as drywall, wood, paint and wallpaper can permanently discolor if smoke damage is not removed fast enough. Materials will absorb soot and smoke odor making it difficult to remove, it is important to address smoke damage quickly to prevent further damage.
Smoke damage and smoke odor can infiltrate and seep into woodwork, carpeting, clothing, furniture and all other items in the home. Homeowners often attempt to remove smoke odor by spraying deodorizers, using plugins and burning candles. Unfortunately, this will only mask the odor of smoke and will not remove the smoke odor or smoke damage from the home. Carolina Restoration Services in Raleigh, NC removes smoke odor and smoke damage using specialized, state of the art equipment. Our professional contents cleaning team will clean each item affected by smoke damage by hand.
Smoke Damage Repair and Smoke Odor Removal in Raleigh, NC
Carolina Restoration Services provides residential and commercial smoke damage restoration and smoke damage repair services in Raleigh, NC. Our smoke damage cleaning company will help restore your home from smoke damage and remove smoke odor from your home in Raleigh, NC. For the most effective residential and commercial smoke damage restoration and smoke damage repair services in Raleigh, NC and throughout the Triangle, contact our smoke damage cleaning company, Carolina Restoration Services.
Carolina Restoration Services of North Carolina, Inc. is a Certified Firm through IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and is affiliated with BBB, RIA, and HBA of Raleigh/Wake County. +
Our crew members have individual certifications through IICRC in the following areas: Water Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Applied Microbial Remediation, Carpet Repair & Reinstallation, and Odor Control.
NC General Contractor License: 43004
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