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How to Remove Smoke Odor From My Business After a Fire

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Building with open windows Let fresh air drive the intense smoke odor out of the building first.

Smoke can leave a horrible smell on your property even after it's been put out. No one will be comfortable with the offensive, choky smoke odor of burnt properties. Getting rid of the smoke odor is a challenging task. When fire smoke invades a property, the smoke particles are absorbed by different surfaces, which requires a lot of effort to remove the smoke odor. The cleaning process could be tedious and frustrating if you’re not an expert at it.

Below are steps on how to remove smoke odor from your business after a fire.

First, you need to open all doors and windows to allow for proper ventilation. Let fresh air drive the intense smoke odor out of the building first. You could support with fans and point them at strategic places close to doors and windows to drive out the smoke odor.

Remove all fabrics like furniture covers, carpets, furniture covers, curtains, duvets, blankets, and have them washed or dry cleaned.

Wash all surfaces such as cabinets, shelves, doors, and windows thoroughly with soap, disinfectant, and warm water.

Use baking soda to clean carpets and upholstery. Spray the baking soda on upholstery and let it stay for several hours to allow the soda to absorb the smoke odor before using a vacuum machine with a HEPA filter on the surface. Steam cleaning is a very effective method of smoke odor removal. However, it is a delicate method that, if not carefully done, could damage the material. Cleaning upholstery and carpets need to be done carefully to eradicate all smoke odor. You may consider getting a professional's help, like SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael.

Clean the HVAC system to get rid of invisible smoke particles from the ductwork. You may also need to repaint the wall.

The safest and fastest way to remove smoke odor from your business is to call the professionals to handle your business. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael are at your service any time your commercial space needs professional cleaning. Don’t hesitate to call us now to help you get that smoke odor out of your commercial space as quickly as possible.

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