How Can I Clean Up Fire Damage?

Unfortunately, fire can have extremely damaging effects on a house. However, there are many elements of fire, including smoke and soot, that are just as destructive. Your home and possessions can be overtaken by smoke odor, while soot can seriously damage walls that weren’t burned by flames. Fires can damage both to your family and your house.

When your precious keepsakes are damaged, it can be disheartening. At Paul Davis, we understand. That’s why our specialists in smoke and soot are ready to help. At Paul Davis, each of our franchises provides 24/7 emergency smoke remediation services. Contact us as soon as you can. We’ll be able to lessen the cost of fire and smoke damages to your building.

How Can I Clean Up Fire Damage?

Your home can undergo serious soot or smoke damage without a major fire. Smaller kitchen flare ups and closed fireplace flues can cause discoloration and significant odors if you don’t start cleaning immediately. It’s best that you address the problem immediately. Otherwise smoke odor can soak into the walls, carpets and furniture. Here are a few tips on how to move fast and cleanup any smoke damage:

  • Turn off your HVAC system to stop smoke from spreading.
  • To fan out smoke, position large fans towards open windows and doors.
  • When vacuuming ash and soot, hold the nozzle right above the soot to suck it up. Pressing your vacuum down on the soot could create stains.
  • Use a rag to clean countertops and furniture.
  • Wipe away soot from ceilings and walls with a dry sponge, while using a vinegary spray to wipe away stains.
  • Clean any item in your home that has been affected, such as light bulbs.
  • Deep wash or dry clean any clothing or curtains that were affected.
  • Deodorize window coverings and carpets. We suggest that you use odor counteractants.

The Fire Restoration Process from Paul Davis

Does your home have smoke damage? Let the experts handle it. Paul Davis offers all-encompassing fire repair services, such as:

  • 24/7 emergency services- onsite and assisting you within hours.
  • Prompt damage assessment, pretesting and estimates.
  • Emergency board-up and structural stabilization.
  • Environmentally friendly methods for clearing soot and other residue from fire damage.
  • Smoke odor removal, sanitation and air purification.
  • Careful removal and securing of damaged household goods, personal possessions and other contents for cleaning and restoration.
  • Industrial grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment used to efficiently remove water resulting from fire extinguishing efforts.
  • Reconstruction of the affected areas.
  • Disinfectants and antimicrobials used to prevent mold and mildew.

You Should Trust Paul Davis

If your home has been ravaged by soot and smoke damage, turn to Paul Davis. You can get your home back after we’re done with our smoke restoration services. Our experts are highly-trained in high-quality smoke remediation cleaning services and using the proper equipment. We guarantee that you’ll receive faster cleanup and lower smoke damage repair costs. We want you to return to your normal life immediately. Reach out the smoke damage restoration and smoke cleanup specialists from Paul Davis at (260) 436-7510. You’ll get connected to the franchise closest to you.