What are the Best Ways to Eliminate Smoke in Your Home?
Removing Smoke Odors from Your Home After Fire Damage Requires Expertise
Fires are one of the worst accidents that can occur in a home. They not only ruin household items and structural materials irreversibly and quickly but also result in several additional hazards. Examples include water damage resulting from fire-extinguishing efforts, unpleasant odors, and soot damage.
It can take hours of cleaning to restore your home. You need to deal with the repulsive smoke odor that lingers after a fire accident. Eliminating the smoke odor is daunting because the smoke particles embed in different porous materials like clothing, draperies, upholstered furniture, and carpeting. Some steps to you can take to deal with the smoke scents include:
Remove all items affected by the smoke scent
You can wash things like drapes, carpets, clothes, and bed covers to remove the smoke smell. Before you clean them, take them out or at least separate them from other items.
Air out your home
Open the windows and place fans in your home for a few hours. The ventilation process helps blow away most smoke particles lingering inside your home. You can set the fans near open spaces, so they draw in the fresh air more efficiently.
Removing stubborn smoke odors requires effort and specialized equipment. It is not always possible to identify what is causing the smell or which deodorization method can counteract a particular source of the scent. Therefore, we often use multiple procedures that involve different professional products and equipment to remove unpleasant odors.
Our technicians can use deodorant granules or pellets to eliminate the scents. These products work by absorbing odors. Their main active ingredient is a material referred to as fuller’s earth, and it acts as a sponge to absorb and hold the smells. We can apply them to a specific area or the whole house. Some equipment we can use to remove smoke odors include:
- Low Volume (ULV) misters
- Hydroxyl generators
- Air scrubbers
- Photocatalytic oxidizers
- Injection Devices
Our SERVPRO Technicians can also ensure effective restoration of your home by eliminating the troubling reminders of smoke, soot and odor damage from at-risk items like tile, chrome, aluminum, brass, porcelain, upholstery, fabrics and carpets.
If your home has lingering smoke odors after a fire, give SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland, Stafford, Missouri City North and Fresno a call at (281) 412-6211 for more information. Our team is professionally trained and can help you neutralize the odor to make it “Like it never even happened.”