What can be salvaged after smoke damage to your home?
Time is always of the essence when it comes to smoke damage. In just a few minutes after a fire, smoke can discolour the walls in your home, and within a few hours finishes on kitchen appliances can also deteriorate. Metal surfaces also rust and corrode when smoke and soot particle are left too long. The longer you leave your smoke damaged home untreated, the more extensive the damage will become and the cost to repair or replace them will increase.
Depending on the extent of the damage and what materials items are made of, some of your property may not be salvageable. Replacement cost needs to be taken into consideration if repairing will cost more than replacement value. A smoke damage specialist can determine what items can be salvaged and what will need to be replaced.
Hardwood floors are porous, therefore smoke and soot particles can easily permeate them. In the case of small fires, professional cleaning and deodorizing can bring hardwood floors back to new. In more extreme cases, however, it may be necessary to refinish the floors, or to replace them entirely if the damage is too extensive.
Using the wrong cleaning products can strip the stains and varnishes on wood furniture, and some will rust the metal components. So it is important to use the right cleaning agent for each material. A professional fire damage and smoke damage restoration company will have the resources and expertise to use the right products for the right materials.
Upholstery and Curtains
Smoke damage restoration specialists use special tools and techniques designed to remove smoke particles from upholstery and curtain materials. Remember: Trying to do the cleaning yourself can cause more damage by pushing smoke and soot particles even deeper into the material.
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing and bedding can become permeated with smoke odour even when inside closed closets or drawers. Simply washing them may be enough to remove the smell but specialized cleaning detergents used for smoke damage remediation may be required, depending on the severity of the odour.
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