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Smoke Damage Tips

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Are you dealing with smoke damage?  Smoke damage can be one of the most difficult challenges you’ll face as a homeowner.  Smoke odors are difficult to eliminate and without the proper and effective methods to use, smoke odors can linger indefinitely.

Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic and when burned, it may create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, affected items may transform from cleanable to unsalvageable, resulting in a complete loss.  In order to remove any odor, the source of damage itself must be removed.  Though dealing with smoke damage can be difficult there are some actions to can take to protect your property until you can make an appointment with the Douglas County fire cleaning professionals.  Here’s what to do:

  • Smoke damage in a Topeka, KS homeDo not attempt to wash any wallpapered or painted walls without consulting a professional expert. Improper cleaning may force soot residue to be absorbed into the walls.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture without the aid of a professional as improper procedures may result in damages.
  • Do not use electrical appliances that have been in the affected area without having them inspected.
  • Do not use ceiling or light fixtures if the walls or ceiling is damp or wet.
  • Avoid touching anything. Soot from your hands can saturate into upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing further damage.
  • Remove all open food packages
  • Do not wait to contact the experts.

A professional can help you effectively clean and salvage your property and remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets.  Though tedious, taking proper measures when faced with smoke damage can help you to salvage your property and avoid additional expenses.

When you need fire cleaning or smoke remediation services in Douglas County, contact ServiceMaster Cleaning Services by AAA.