While fires can be put out quickly if help is received, the damage they cause can be difficult to repair, and the mental aftermath of the disaster can last for years. If you’ve ever experienced a fire, you know it can leave you feeling scared, vulnerable, and unsure of what to do next. You always assumed fires happened in careless households, households with people who fall asleep smoking or leave pots on the stove to go shopping. But fires can happen anywhere, no matter how careful you try to be. Once the fire is extinguished, you can’t just go back to the way life was before. You have to deal with smoke damage removal, among other problems, and removing the smell of smoke can be tricky.
Some Items May Not Be Salvageable
Whether the fire was big or small in size, it can cause irreparable damage to some items in your home. No matter how much cleaning you do, no matter how long you leave items outside to “air out,” you still may have to get rid of some possessions. In some cases, an item may be irreparable simply because it would cost too much to restore it. A smoke damage removal expert can tell you which of your possessions can be cleaned and which should be tossed.
Certain Items Require a Certain Cleaning Approach
Part of knowing how to get rid of fire smoke in house involves figuring out how to remove smoke damage from each particular item. For example, wooden furniture is very vulnerable, and only certain, special cleaning agents should be used. Bedding and clothing can be damaged even if they were in drawers or closed closets at the time of the fire, and a simple washing may not be enough. Only certain professional tools should be used to get smoke damage out of curtains or upholstery. And the list goes on.
Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of West Chester, PA, to use our services or find out more about smoke damage removal. We can be reached using our contact form or by calling us at (610) 431-3553.