Ways to Remediate Smoke DamageEveryone knows how damaging fire can be in a home. However, there are many elements of fire, including smoke and soot, that are just as harmful. Smoke odor can overtake your home and possessions and walls can be stained by smoke soot. Fires can damage both to your home and your family. The professionals from Paul Davis understand any damages to your cherished possessions can be disheartening. That's why as specialists in smoke and soot damage, we're here to help restore your damaged possessions. When an emergency strikes, every Paul Davis franchise provides 24/7 emergency smoke restoration services. The sooner you contact us, the better- we'll be able to lessen costly fire and smoke damages to your house.
How Can I Repair Smoke Damage?Smoke damage can occur without a major fire breaking out in your home. Closed fireplace flues and smaller kitchen flare ups can cause discoloration and strong odors if you don't start cleaning immediately. Unless you address the problem immediately, the smell of smoke can seep into the walls, carpets and furniture. Here's how you can quickly cleanup any smoke damage:
- To stop smoke from spreading, turn off your AC.
- To suck out smokey air, put large fans by open doors and windows.
- Vacuum up ash and soot by holding the nozzle right above the soot. Pressing down could create stains.
- Use a cloth to clean hard surfaces.
- Wipe away soot from ceilings and walls with a dry sponge. Meanwhile, get rid of stains with a vinegar spray.
- Clean any item in your home that has been affected, such as light bulbs.
- Deep wash or dry clean any clothing or curtains that were affected.
- Deodorize window coverings and carpets. We suggest that you use odor counteractants.
The Fire Restoration ProcessDoes your home have smoke damage? Let the professionals take care of it. The experts from Paul Davis offer all-encompassing fire remediation services. These include:
- 24/7 emergency services- onsite and assisting you within hours.
- Prompt damage assessment, pretesting and estimates.
- Emergency board-up and structural stabilization.
- Environmentally friendly methods for clearing soot and other residue from fire damage.
- Smoke odor removal, sanitation and air purification.
- Careful removal and securing of damaged household goods, personal possessions and other contents for cleaning and restoration.
- Industrial grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment used to efficiently remove water resulting from fire extinguishing efforts.
- Reconstruction of the affected areas.
- Disinfectants and antimicrobials used to prevent mold and mildew.