You try your best to keep your home a safe and stress-free environment, but sometimes accidents, such as fires, happen. A home fire can be a frightening event for any family, especially since the effects can be long-lasting. A common consequence from a house fire is lingering smoke odor, which can compromise the air quality and the health of your family. So, you need to remove the smoke odor from your home as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can follow so that you can remove smoke odor from your home easily.
Air It Out
One of the first steps to removing smoke odor is to air out your home as much as possible. Depending on the severity of the smell, you might have to try a few tactics. A basic task is to open all of the windows and doors in your home to allow as much fresh air in as possible. You then you should place fans throughout your home, aiming them towards doorways and windows in your home so that you can push the odor out of your home. If the smell is extremely strong, then you should you invest in a large fan and place it outside of your front entrance door. You might have to contact a professional remediation service if the smoke odor is severe. The professionals at Air Quality Remediation can supply you with high velocity fans, which are effective at airing out homes of strong smoke odors.
Wash All Fabrics
One of the most important tasks you need to complete is to clean all of the fabric affected by the fire. You want to deep clean all of your clothes, linens, and towels that are covered in smoke. Make sure to wash them outside the home or have them dry cleaned thoroughly. It is essential that you clean any fabrics that were out in any living spaces, such as curtains, rugs, blankets, and decorative covers.
Focus On Carpets and Upholstery
When it comes to removing smoke odor from your home, you need to concentrate on your carpeting and upholstery. Smoke particles tend to embed themselves into carpet and upholstery fibers, which can be difficult to remove. Steam cleaning is an effective method of removing smoke from carpeting and furniture, but you need to be careful when cleaning certain materials, such as leather. It is best to contact a professional service, such as Air Quality Remediation, so that they can clean delicate materials.
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