For many homeowners and business owners in Connecticut, the smell of smoke after a fire can be an unpleasant reminder of a traumatic experience. Although the fire may be out, the smoke smell remains and can linger for weeks, making it difficult to enjoy your space. Pro-Klean offers fire and smoke damage restoration services in order to get the smoke smell out of your spaces for good. If you’ve recently been affected by a fire, here are some practical tips you can take to help you get rid of the smoke smell. Call us for professional and prompt smoke damage restoration services today.
How to Eliminate Smoke Smell After a Fire
Start With a Thorough Cleaning
You will want to ensure your space is thoroughly cleaned in order to help eliminate smoke smell. Vacuum carpets, furniture, and any other soft surfaces with an upholstery attachment. Use a damp cloth to wipe down surfaces such as walls, shelves, and other hard surfaces. You may also want to steam clean carpets, as this can help to remove smoke particles that settle deep within the fibers.
Ventilate the Affected Areas
You'd be amazed how much a fresh breeze can help with the smell of smoke. Open all the windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate. If you have a fan, turn it on and direct it to the affected areas. If possible, use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air.
Try Odor-Absorbing Materials
Odor-absorbing materials can be a big help in getting rid of smoke smell in your Connecticut home or office space. Baking soda, activated charcoal, and white vinegar are all effective at absorbing smoke odors. You can sprinkle baking soda on carpets, furniture, and other absorbent surfaces, and place bowls of white vinegar around the affected area. You can also place activated charcoal in bowls or hang it in mesh bags in rooms where the smoke smell is strongest.
Clean Air Filters
Cleaning your air filters can help remove the smell of smoke, too. If you have air filters, replace them with new ones and clean the vents and ducts, as this can help to remove the smoke smell from your home.
Invest in New Items
By replacing smoke-damaged items, you can help get rid of the smoke smell in your spaces. If the smoke has left a stain on walls, carpets, or furniture, it may be best to replace them. Smoke smell can be very difficult to remove, and replacing items may be the only way to get rid of the smell once and for all.
Try an Ozone Generator
Finally, consider using an ozone generator. Ozone generators produce ozone, which is an effective way to eliminate smoke odors. It is important to use caution when using an ozone generator, however, as it can be hazardous to humans and pets if used incorrectly.
Call a Professional Smoke Remediation Expert
The smell of smoke after a fire can be notoriously difficult to get rid of. If all of the ideas above have not worked and you still can't get the smoke smell out, give Pro-Klean a call. Our North Haven smoke restoration company can help ensure your space smells fresh and clean after a fire. Call us today!
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