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Fire Damage in Your Dallas Residence May Call for Expert Odor Removal Services

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in a customers driveway. SERVPRO has not fear, smoke odor will come clear in your Dallas residence.

Please don’t let smoke odor take over your home, let us take care of everything in your Dallas home.

Data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that over 358,000 home fires occur annually. For property owners who can return and live in their homes, there is both good news and bad news. Although their property is salvageable, they have to deal with the smoke and fire damage.

It is daunting to eliminate the smoke smell in your Dallas home after fire damage, but not impossible. Stubborn smoke odor can linger in your house for a long time, compromising the quality of indoor air. The tiny smoke particles usually stick to household surfaces and become embedded into porous materials like fabrics, drapes, carpeting, furniture, and paint. It takes a high amount of effort and specialized cleaning equipment to remove these particles. The following cleaning steps can help you eliminate most of the lingering smoke scent in your house.

Air your house

Allowing fresh air to circulate in your property is a great way to remove smoke particles from your living area. Open all doors and windows, and set up fans on high, while aiming them at the corners of the rooms to direct smoke particles outside. You may also use air purification fans to remove smoke particles from your property.

Clean items made of fabric

Fabrics absorb smoke readily, so wash or dry clean all drapes, clothing, pillows, furniture covers, area rugs, linens, blankets, and other possessions made of woven material. Keep all the

cleaned, woven items away from your house until it is free of smoke particles and odors.

Clean the upholstery

Cleaning all upholstery can help you eliminate the lingering smoke smell. You can enlist a specialist upholstery cleaning service for this task.

Clean your carpets

Smoke particles can make their way into carpets, including the carpet fibers. To eradicate the odor, sprinkle baking soda liberally over the carpet and let it sit overnight. After that, vacuum the carpeting thoroughly using a vacuum machine with a HEPA filter.

Clean hard surfaces

Hard surfaces like countertops, appliances, and windowsills could harbor smoke particles. Giving your entire home a deep clean can go a long way in eliminating the smoke scent.

After following the above steps, you may still discover that odor is hanging around or the smoke damage is overwhelming. In that case, you can seek help from SERVPRO franchise professionals. We have assisted homeowners in restoring their homes following a fire for decades.

Our crew understands how odor molecules permeate a building and how to use different odor removal methods. Our SERVPRO technicians use odor removal equipment like hydroxyl machines and ULV foggers to eliminate stubborn smells. We can also purify the air to remove bad odors from indoor air. We can achieve this by using air scrubbers, electronic filters, or ventilation fans.

When there is a stubborn odor in your property, you can trust SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County to help you remove it. Call us anytime at (972) 227-0800. We can eliminate the smoke scent to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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