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Decreasing Pesky Odors After a Fire

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

smoke Smoke particles and their odor linger long after their fire goes out.

Chances are, you’ve either experienced a small fire in your kitchen that left the area with a strong smell for a little while or, you’ve come back inside after a campfire only to discover a powerful, smokey odor on your clothing. Smoke particles and their odor linger long after their fire goes out. In order to get rid of that unpleasant odor as soon as possible after a fire, consider these three actions you can take before professional help arrives:

3 Steps You Can Take to Decrease Odors After a Fire

If your property has windows or doors that can be safely opened or propped open, this is an effective first step. Opening windows and doors ushers in outside air and will help increase airflow and circulation in the affected area. You may not immediately think of replacing air filters after a fire, but it can also be beneficial in minimizing the spread of smoke particles. Lastly, deep cleaning can also be effective in preventing smoke particles from lingering on surfaces. When cleaning, be sure to target hard surfaces, windows, and upholstery, as smoke particles can adhere to many different types of surfaces. Scrubbing those kitchen counters and windows, as well as washing pillowcases and blankets, can make a significant difference. 

SERVPRO Is Here to Help

All the while, these actions can help but they are not enough to completely eradicate smoke odors after a fire. Additionally, your residential or commercial property requires professional odor removal services. Our team members are highly trained in deodorization and utilize state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and products in order to identify and eliminate odors. Our top priority is always making it “Like it never even happened,” which means that SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team - Team Wall is committed to getting the job done thoroughly and quickly so that you can get back to the important things. Call us at (717) 510-6779 or visit our website for more information about our renowned Odor Removal, Fire Damage Restoration, Commercial Fire Damage Restoration, and Fire-Damaged Contents Care services. Trust SERVPRO and our restoration, construction, and cleaning expertise to restore your property to its preloss condition after any emergency.

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