Nobody wants to think that a fire can occur in their home, but it can happen to the best of us. Maybe you had an accident in your kitchen. Maybe you dropped a cigarette or match on your carpeting. Maybe faulty wiring led to a fire while you were away on vacation. Whatever the circumstances, a fire of any size can be traumatizing, and you just want to recover and get things back to normal as soon as possible.
What should you do after the firefighters leave? How can you get rid of smoke damage in particular? Should you try to do it alone, or should you call a professional smoke damage removal company to ensure the best results? First, let’s go over what you may be able to do on your own.
Ventilate, Ventilate, Ventilate
The first thing you need to do when it comes to smoke damage removal is ventilate your home. This means you have to open all doors and windows, even if it’s cold outside. Make sure, if this is the case, that you keep warm with coats or blankets. Don’t simply leave your doors and windows open for 10 minutes and call it a day. It’s important to leave them open for a sufficient amount of time.
Wear Proper Clothing
Before you really start cleaning to ensure proper smoke damage removal, you need to protect your body. Wear pants and long sleeves, gloves, googles, and protect potentially exposed skin areas. Use a respirator to avoid inhaling anything harmful while you clean.
Hire a Fire Damage Company
To truly play it safe and avoid problems, hire a company that specializes in smoke damage removal and fire damage cleanup. They’ll be able to answer your questions and use professional, trustworthy equipment and solutions that will get the job done.
Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Exton, PA to use our services or find out more about smoke damage removal at (610) 524-8003 or on our website.