One of the worst-case scenarios a property owner can encounter is a fire. When a fire breaks out not only does it cause damage to your property, but it can cause an emotional rollercoaster in the aftermath as well.
It’s not unusual to be at your limit when the fire is out and you’re left to pick up the pieces. Where does cleaning up smoke damage even begin? Beyond the fire itself, the soot and odor left behind by smoke can sweep throughout your property leaving you feeling helpless.
But not all hope is lost, and today United Water Restoration Group of North Calgary, Alberta would like to get you started on the right path of turning things around in a tragedy. We would like to provide you with a few tips on how you can effectively handle and clean smoke damage at your property.
Before you start cleaning, the first thing you’ll want to do is open all the windows throughout your property to properly ventilate the structure. Odor and lingering airborne soot will be able to vacate the air allowing you to breathe easier.
During this time be sure to change air filters throughout your home as needed until you no longer see any soot residue. If the fire was bad enough to require the assistance of firefighters, you may also be dealing with water in the aftermath as well. Dry out as much as you can to make your cleaning efforts easier going forward.
It’s impossible to clean everywhere at once, so start small and do things a little bit at a time. With the use of cleaning chemicals, you can find in one of your local department stores and vacuums, you can begin to scrub away at soot cleaning to your furniture, walls, and other items throughout the structure.
It’s a time-consuming process but it’s important to be thorough to prevent extra damage from soot permeation as a result of the smoke damage.
After the crucial first steps are out of the way, you may find yourself in a situation where there’s only so much you can do on your own. The larger the fire, the more expansive the damage.
That’s true for both fire damage and smoke damage. When you’re in need of professional help, contact United Water Restoration Group of North Calgary, Alberta at (587) 812-8393. We’re available to take your call 24/7, and our friendly team is standing by to help you.
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