Smoke Removal Minneapolis
Cleaning Up Smoke Damage After a House Fire
If you have experienced a fire in your home, be prepared to deal with smoke damage and smoke odor as a result. Even if the fire is small and does minimal damage, it is likely that your home will still be affected by smoke. Should this be the case, your best option is to get in touch with a smoke and fire damage restoration company. These professionals will be there for you when you need them the most, as many people are too distressed to deal with the cleanup required after a house fire. Professional smoke removal companies offer multiple services.
Here is a brief description of what you can expect, should you decide to call for smoke damage remediation:
Fire and smoke damage experts will come to your home and do a visual inspection to assess the damage. Your home will be examined for soot, odors, ash and all other possible indications that there is smoke damage present. After the visual inspection, a professional will advise you what actions you will need to take next. If you agree to let them assist you, the smoke removal company can then begin putting your home back in order. Any undamaged items within your house will either be covered or removed and temporarily placed in a safe storage facility until the cleanup is finished.
Then, depending on how severe the damage is, they may implement any combination of these services:
1. Pressure washing the exterior of your home which can include the walls, porches and windows, as well as disinfecting all of the above areas.
2. Deep cleaning and disinfecting the parts of the interior of your home which have been damaged. These areas can include the walls and ceilings, closets, cabinets and drawers, etc.
3. Deep cleaning and disinfecting fabric items such as curtains and rugs, as well as the upholstery on your furniture, provided these items are salvageable. If there are any items in your home that are damaged beyond being saved, the company will let you know.
4. Making the air in your home fresh and clean by purging the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems of smoke odors and harmful particles that may have been left behind by smoke and fire. The company may also implement the use of ion generators, mechanical filters, and/or electronic air cleaners for optimum results.
There are also products available that will dissolve smoke molecules, thus expelling all odors, which the professionals may use themselves or suggest you use personally. These products are known as "counteractants," and are used to neutralize odors in fabric items such as clothing or carpets.
One other option to consider is an ozone treatment. During an ozone treatment, a machine is utilized to dissolve smoke molecules, sanitize your home, and eliminate odors. This treatment has caused much controversy, however, as some reports state that the lungs may be negatively affected by such a procedure. If you are interested in this treatment, talk to your smoke removal professional about it to ensure you make an informed decision. If you ultimately decide to have the company perform an ozone treatment, be aware that you will have to vacate your home until it is completed.
Please allow us to make your life a little bit easier after the stressful experience of a house fire.
Give us a call and we will provide you with all of the information that you need regarding smoke-damage removal. Your home will be cleaner and more pure than it's ever been before!