DIY before help arrives after a fire loss
After a fire disaster, smoke smell lingers in a home/business and removing the smell is of utmost importance. Here are a few steps you need to remove smoke smell before a professional arrives.
Step 1: Air Out
Even when we can’t see smoke, we can smell it. When a fire loss occurs, smoke particles stick to porous and non-porous surfaces. Its important to open the windows and doors to ventilate your property. The air circulation will help clear out the space. You can also put on fans if available, though this won’t completely get rid of the smoke smell.
Wipe down all surfaces and launder all fabrics; like curtains, pillows, blankets.
In a case where the flooring is carpet, vacuum and deep clean carpet
Clean the HVAC system. You can also change your HVAC filters. You might need to consider a professional in a serious fire loss
Smells can linger from the wall paint, so a fresh coat of paint can help minimize the smoke odor and beautify your home again