You’ve heard the phrase, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. When it comes to damages from a fire, that phrase can be amended to “where there’s fire damage, there’s smoke damage”.
A fire is a worst-case scenario for any property owner, but beyond the burning chaos of the flames comes the aftermath. While fire damage is readily apparent, smoke damage offers its own set of challenges and often reaches far beyond the location of the fires themselves.
It’s enough to make anyone feel helpless. Today United Water Restoration Group of Ontario, California would like to give you a few tips to get started cleaning smoke damage and restore a sense of normalcy to your life.
First things first, you’re going to want to open windows throughout your property. This will allow proper ventilation of lingering airborne soot particles as well as that pesky smoke odor with time.
During this period be sure to check air filters on your property frequently, replacing as needed until no more soot is visible in the filters.
If your fire was one that required the assistance of firefighters, you will also want to dry off everything you can and absorb excess water to prevent other damages as well as a hindrance to the smoke damage cleanup.
Soot is going to be fairly widespread even after a small fire, and you can’t be everywhere at once. It’s best to pick a location to begin cleaning and work from there, using store-bought cleaning chemicals and a home vacuum to begin cleaning away at soot that clings to walls, furniture, and other items through your property.
It’ll be a time-consuming task, but it’s preferable to save everything that you can through cleaning rather than paying more to replace them due to soot damage.
While you’ve made a great start unless the fire was a small situation it’s likely you’re going to need professionals to help with cleaning smoke damage.
When you’re in need of assistance call United Water Restoration Group of Ontario, California at (909) 500-1195. We’re standing by to take your call 24/7, with friendly and trained professionals ready to help you.
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