Cleaning Your Home After Fire

After a fire has occurred in your Pine Crest, FL home, the first thing you will likely want to do is clean your belongings and everything in your home. If you don’t take the proper precautions, you may be wasting your efforts or doing more harm than good. Your insurance agency and a licensed professional remediation company can guide you through the process and advise you on the best ways to move forward with restoration and replacement of your belongings. You will have to determine which items can and cannot be refurbished and then set a plan of action in place to clean, deodorize, and disinfect your home accordingly.

Deodorizing Porous Items in Your Home

Odor can linger in your home long after the cleaning process is done if furniture, carpets, drapes, and clothing are not deodorized properly. Certain counteractants can be used to break up smoke molecules and eliminate any odors. Another method of treatment depending on the type of material being treated includes ozone treatments. Generally, traditional household sprays and disinfectants only mask the odor for a short time or create additional foul odors in your home. There are some methods that can be used to clean clothing, furniture, and fabrics. Home insulation and carpeting may need to be removed altogether and clothing should be laundered at least twice. Soot stains can be removed from walls using a chemical sponge.

Smoke Odors and Soot Stains

Smoke and soot damage can permeate your walls and travel throughout your home through the ductwork in your HVAC system. If these odors and stains are not properly dealt with, they can return again during warmer, damper months of the year. Chemical sealers and thermal fogging go deep into your home’s ductwork and walls and can be utilized depending on your home’s specific needs. For more information on fire remediation, contact us online or give us a call.

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