Ways to Repair Smoke Damage

Everyone knows how destructive fire can be in a building. However, many people are unaware of the other harmful elements of a fire. Your home and possessions can be overtaken by smoke odor, while walls can be damaged by smoke soot. A fire can have disastrous and extreme effects both to your family and your house.

Damages to your precious keepsakes can be devastating. That’s why our specialists in soot and smoke are here to help restore your damaged possessions. When an emergency strikes, every Paul Davis franchise offers 24/7 emergency smoke remediation services. Contact us as soon as you can, so we can reduce costly fire and smoke damage to your home.

How Can I Clean Up Smoke Damage?

Smoke damage can occur without a major fire breaking out in your home. If you don’t act quickly, smaller kitchen flare ups and closed fireplace flues can cause discoloration and significant odors. It’s best that you address the problem immediately. Otherwise the smell of smoke will soak into the walls, carpets and furniture. Here’s how you can move fast and cleanup any smoke damage:

  • To stop spreading smoke, shut off your HVAC system.
  • To suck out smoke, position large fans towards open doors and windows.
  • When vacuuming ash and soot, hold the nozzle right above the soot to suck it up. Pressing down on the soot could cause stains.
  • Use a rag to clean hard surfaces.
  • Wipe away soot from walls and ceilings with a dry sponge and get rid of stains with a vinegar spray.
  • Clean any item in your home that has been affected, including light bulbs.
  • Deep wash or dry clean any clothing or curtains that were affected.
  • Use odor counteractants to deodorize window coverings and carpets.

The Fire Restoration Process

If your building has serious smoke damage, it’s best to let the experts take care of it. Paul Davis offers all-encompassing soot repair services. These include:

  • 24/7 emergency services- onsite and assisting you within hours.
  • Prompt damage evaluation, pretesting and estimates.
  • Emergency board-up and structural stabilization.
  • Environmentally friendly methods for clearing soot and other residue from fire damage.
  • Smoke odor removal, sanitation and air purification.
  • Careful removal and securing of damaged household goods, personal possessions and other contents for cleaning and restoration.
  • Industrial grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment used to efficiently remove water resulting from fire extinguishing efforts.
  • Reconstruction of the affected areas.
  • Disinfectants and antimicrobials used to prevent mold and mildew.

Contact Paul Davis Today

If your building has been ravaged by soot and smoke damage, turn to Paul Davis. Our smoke remediation services will get your house back to normal sooner rather than later. Our specialists are highly-trained in high-quality smoke repair cleaning methods and using the proper equipment. We guarantee that you’ll receive quicker cleanup and cheaper smoke damage repair costs. We want you to return to your normal life as soon as possible. Call the smoke cleanup and fire remediation services professionals from Paul Davis at (225) 408-0390. You’ll get connected to the franchise closest to you.