SERVPRO Says to South Orlando Homeowners- Call Us for Fire and Odor Control
Steps to Eliminating Smoke Odors from Fire Damage in Your South Orlando Residence
You may not expect a small kitchen fire to cause lingering smoke odors in your home, but it can. For the duration of a fire, the smoke can spread through your house and various materials, which are porous like drywall, carpets, drapes, wood, clothing, and furniture can absorb it. Smoke smells may then get trapped in these materials and reoccur from time to time.
You can take several steps to help eliminate smoke smells from fire damage in your South Orlando residence. The intensity of the smell varies based on the amount of smoke produced, the size of the room or house and burnt materials. Different materials produce different smells when burned. Some scents are easier to remove while others like the smoke that burning plastic materials produce are harder to remove.
To eliminate smoke odors, you can begin with airing out your home. Opening the windows can let out some of the odor and allow fresh air to enter. However, never activate the HVAC system because the smoke causing odors can circulate throughout the house, according to SERVPRO. You can also remove the drapes and curtains and hang them outdoors to air out the smell. Dry cleaning the drapes and curtains are also an excellent way to eliminate the lingering effects of the fire. If the upholstery and carpeting have a smoke scent, you can sprinkle baking soda on the affected areas and let it remain for three or more hours to absorb the odors. After that, vacuum clean the furniture or carpets to remove the baking soda.
The smoke odor may still linger even after trying to remove it, and it usually does. In that case, call a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO to eliminate the odor effectively. We offer complete fire damage restoration services. Our technicians can clean and remove smoke and soot from affected areas like walls, ceilings, and floors. By deploying HEPA filtered air scrubbers to capture airborne particulates and hydroxyl generators to chemically neutralize pungent odors, SERVPRO technicians work to restore a fresh and clean indoor air quality. We seek to make it appear “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO technicians can clean restorable contents and deodorize them. We do not just cover up lingering smells with fragrance. Instead, we seek out the sources of odor and remove them.
If you need to eliminate stubborn smoke odors from your home, SERVPRO of South Orlando is the right company to call. Call us today at (407) 985-3200!