After a fire is put out and home is declared safe for return, homeowners often discover that their fire-related problems are not over. Fires produce smoke and the odor of smoke can linger for a long time. Getting rid of smoke after a fire is extinguished can be a daunting task, especially if materials like plastic and rubber were burned in the blaze.
Are several factors impact how challenging it will be to remove the smell of smoke from your home. Those issues include the size of the fire, the materials that were burned, and the items that were exposed to the smoke. IBX Services recommends some tips that may be helpful in getting rid of smoke odors after a fire:
Open all windows and doors
One way to get smoke odor out of your home is to air it out. To do that, you will need to open all your windows and doors to get air to circulate. You can also use fans to help speed up the process and get more air circulating inside your home.
All home items should be washed or cleaned
Curtains, drapes, pillows, mattresses, clothing, and everything made of fabric should be taken out of your home and cleaned. Those that can be washed should be washed. Those that need to be dry-cleaned should be dry-cleaned. Because fabric can easily reabsorb smoke odors, these items should be kept out of the house until the premises are free of smoke odors.
Have carpets professionally cleaned
Carpets are similar to fabric items in that it also reabsorbs the smell of smoke if it is still lingering in the air. You have to ensure that the smell of smoke is no longer around before you have your carpets professionally cleaned.
Clean all surfaces with a deodorizing solution
Cleaning and deodorize your home’s surfaces, you need to hire a cleaning company like IBX Services to remove the smoke odor and deodorize the impacted items.
The Easier Way To Getting Rid Of Smoke After Fire Damage
If you find that doing all this on your own after having to suffer through the trauma of a fire is too much, there is an easier way. The company that can help you with this is IBX Services. We specialize not only in fire damage restoration and water damage restoration but also in smoke odor removal, and smoke & soot restoration. We also deal with mold remediation and general odor removal. Contact us today at +1-416-252-5959.