Did you have a fire outbreak at home recently? Here’s why fire restoration is important to remove smoke odor!
Fires are one of the most destructive natural events that have seen a rise all over the world over the last decade or so. It can damage your home and property severely. Not only does the fire affect you with its flames, but its impact also lingers on even after it has been extinguished. When the fire is put out, your home doesn’t become safe immediately after. The fire leaves behind hazardous byproducts and smoke on your property which you need to deal with immediately.
Let’s learn more about the effects and what you can do about it!
The effects of smoke odor
When there’s a fire outbreak, the smoke particles get attached to the furniture, walls, and any porous surface. They often penetrate carpet, couches, and even paint. The smoke also brings hazardous odors with itself, and it’s not easy to rid of them right after a fire. The smoke odors can stay inside your home for an extended period and pollute the quality of your indoor air drastically.
Smoke odors are extremely dangerous for your health. If you don’t take immediate action to get rid of them, it can have a lasting impact on the health of the inhabitants. Smoke particles odors can’t be removed easily. We recommend seeking professional help from a fire restoration company. However, there are certain steps and measures that you can take to get rid of smoke odor from your home.
So let’s check them out!
Ventilation and airing out the property
The first major step in removing the smoke odors out of your home is to air out your property. Open all your doors and windows and let the air circulate.
Sometimes natural air is not enough to air out the smoke odors from your home. This is more prominent in areas where the outside air pressure is much higher, and the indoor air can’t flow out. In that case, you should use positive pressure to force out the indoor smoke-ridden air out of your home. You can induce positive pressure by following these steps:
- Close all the windows and doors on your property except the main entrance
- Set up a high-power fan outside the entrance facing indoors
- Turn on the fan to let it pressure the indoor air to get out
Clean everything on the property
You can’t get rid of smoke particles and odors without cleaning out the surfaces and objects inside your home. The objects include:
- Fabric items
- Doors and windows
- Carpets and rugs
- HVAC system
- Any solid surfaces
After you have aired out the house and cleaned out everything, make sure to repaint the house before you move back in.
Call a Fire Restoration Company!
If the fire outbreak was severe and has destroyed most of your home, you must seek professional help for restoration. Sometimes smoke particles get stuck to the surfaces and can’t be removed without proper equipment. A fire restoration company can assess the damage and restore your house back to safety.