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How Smoke Damage Negatively Affects Your Home

February 21, 2020

Even a small home fire can result in significant smoke damage, taking a significant toll on your personal items and resulting in unseen damage to your home’s structural integrity The cleanup of soot and smoke is very time-sensitive and affects each surface of your home very differently. Smoke damage can take its toll unless it is quickly and carefully addressed. Here is how smoke damage negatively impacts your home and its contents. If your home has experienced extensive fire damage, call Hydro Clean Certified Restoration for your fire damage cleanup needs!

Which Items Can Be Saved?

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Smoke damage can take its toll unless it is quickly and carefully addressed.

For the novice, it can be tough to determine what needs to most immediate attention. Luckily, the experts at Hydro Clean are here to help you decide what can and can’t be salvaged in a timely fashion, and with the most appropriate and useful tools, cleaning up from smoke damage is possible.

How Does Hydro Clean Determine How to Handle Damaged Goods?

Temperature, the type of fire, as well as materials burned, can each affect necessary cleanup procedures. Further complicating issues, smoke particles can also easily penetrate any crack or crevice, and if left untreated, leave particles behind that will smell of smoke for months after a fire. Proper ventilation, cleaning and odor neutralizing efforts, and debris removal are all critical to saving as much of your belongings as possible. However, timing is the most essential component of successful smoke damage remediation.

Items Affected by Smoke Damage

There are several different objects around your home that are negatively affected by smoke damage. Some of them include:

  • Curtains and Upholstery: Vacuuming curtains and upholstery with an upright vacuum’s brushes or beaters can force soot even deeper, worsening the cleaning process. The proper filter, hose attachment, and technique are all important.
  • Clothes and Bedding: Unburned chemicals, while invisible to the naked eye, must be removed to get rid of the odor. This takes special washing chemicals and regimens (which can be provided by Hydro Clean).
  • Carpet and Furniture: how do you clean smoke damaged wooden furniture? You can unintentionally damage your carpet when cleaning furniture that’s been affected by smoke damage. Wood furniture can stain the carpet with dyes. Metal furniture can rust and then stain your carpet. The professionals from Hydro Clean have the proper equipment to clean both your furniture and carpet before any of these stains or rust occur.
Get Cleaning with Hydro Clean Certified Restoration!

If you need your carpets, furniture, drapery, mattresses, tile & grout, and air ducts cleaned, look no further than Hydro Clean Certified Restoration. We’re located in Arbutus, but we’re happy to serve customers in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Harford County, and Carroll County. We can also handle emergency fire, smoke, and water damage 24 hours/7 days weekly. Your upholstery, air ducts, and draperies are in good hands with us. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! You can also call us if you have any questions at – 410-505-7879.

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