How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell From a Fire

Long after your home has recovered from a fire, the smell of smoke can still linger in your living space. We asked our experienced fire and smoke damage restoration professionals to weigh in on this issue, with all the information you need about where these smells come from and how to get rid of them.

What Causes Lingering Smoke Odors?
Typically, smoke odors leave your home after it has been sufficiently aired out. However, in some cases, smoke can saturate fabric and upholstery in your home, or the fire that produced the smoke could have burned through plastics that produce particularly foul smoke.

You could also be dealing with hidden soot deposits, which could not only be contributing to the smell but damaging your home and putting your family at risk. When this happens, smoke odors can linger for longer than usual, and simply opening your windows won’t get rid of them.
Tips for Getting Rid of the Smell of Smoke
The solution is to give your home a deep, thorough cleaning, one that eliminates trace smoke molecules, soot, or half-burnt substances that could be hiding in furniture or air filters. This will not only help you get rid of the lingering smell but protect your family from the various health issues associated with prolonged smoke exposure.
How to eliminate the smell of smoke from your home:

Check for hidden soot – if you find any, contact a professional at Water and Fire Restoration Team to help you get rid of

Clean all fabric items, like drapes, throw blankets, and curtains
Deep-clean all your upholstery and carpeting
Change your air filters and clean out your ducts
Wipe down surfaces
Continue to air out your home, and use fans to encourage the circulation of fresh air
Clean your windows
For professional help dealing with smoke odors, smoke damages, and other aftereffects of a fire.
Call Water and Fire Restoration Team at 726-224-2000 today!

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