Odor Removal after Fire Damage
House fires are incredibly scary for homeowners and even neighbors. Getting out of the house safely and quickly is of course the main priority if a fire ignites in any area of the house. While making sure that you and your loved ones are safe is the first step, dealing with the aftermath of the fire comes next. After a fire, it is important to do the following:
- Limit all movement in the house in order to prevent soot particles from becoming embedded in the carpets and upholstery
- Change the HVAC filter
- Make sure hands are kept clean to not further soil the woodwork, walls, or upholstery
- Wash all houseplants on both sides of the leaves
- Take old linens or clean towels and place them on upholstery, carpet, and rugs in traffic areas
- Use a light coating of oil or petroleum jelly to protect any chrome in the house
Following the above steps, it is important to reach out to professional fire damage removal experts in order to assess the damage within the home and make recommendations for the most efficient and effective way to clean up. Odor removal and deodorization is critical in the days following a house fire. It is important to note that attempting to deodorize your home on your own can cause major issues in the long-run. As such, hiring a team of professionals will ensure a stress-free, thorough, and complete job.
At SERVPRO of Lake Worth / Boynton Beach, our team of fire damage experts are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors in your home. With IICRC technical class under their belts, the fire damage team is able to properly removal all odors to ensure they stay gone forever. Too many people attempt to do this themselves and end up just masking the smell, not eliminating it. Using special equipment, the SERVPRO fire damage squad removes the odor without a trace, even odors that have penetrated surfaces.
Have you recently suffered from fire damage in your home? Is the odor just not going away? Contact our fire damage odor removal team today and we will make it "Like it never even happened."