The fire has been put out and the affected area has been cleared, and yet an acrid smell continues to permeate everything. Not only are lingering smoke odors unpleasant, but they can also negatively affect yours and your family’s health. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to get rid of odors. Special Touch Restoration, the premier fire and smoke restoration company in the area, shares some of them:
1. Ventilate your home. Allow fresh air into your home by opening all your doors and windows, and leaving them that way for as long as possible. You can also position fans strategically inside your home to help “push” the smoke smell out. This means having the fans face doorways, windows and corners of the room to blow air out and guide the smoke smell outside.
2. Run an air purifier. There are air purification systems available that are specially designed to get rid of smoke odors and other gasses inside the home. Choose a model with HEPA or activated carbon filters. In cases where the smoke odor itself has lingered in the HVAC system, you’ll need to have the filters replaced promptly or have the unit inspected for damage.
3. Clean solid surfaces and fabrics. Smoke particles tend to gather on solid surfaces such as baseboards, cabinet interiors, ceilings, door frames, windows and furniture. The same goes for upholstery, carpets and curtains. To get rid of the smoke smell, wipe down these surfaces thoroughly, mop the floors and make sure to rinse the mop at every run, clean the furniture with the appropriate product, and wash the fabrics properly.
A Professional Solution
The tips mentioned above only work in less severe cases. When your home has sustained excessive smoke damage, the ideal solution is to hire a trusted professional like Special Touch Restoration. Our team can handle your smoke odor removal needs, ensuring that your home will be clean, fresh and safe.
Get in Touch With Us
You don’t have to suffer smoke odors in your living spaces. Keep a safer and healthier home by turning to Special Touch Restoration for high-quality smoke damage restoration services. Call us today at (256) 330-4822 (North AL) or (251) 512-1424 (South AL). You may also fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve Guntersville, AL, and the surrounding areas.