Odor Removal and Deodorization

Smoke odor can be a persistent problem in a home, especially after a fire. Removing smoke odor requires a multi-step process, but with persistence and the right techniques, it can be done. Here's how:

  1. Ventilation: Open windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate and remove the smoke odor. Use fans to increase air flow and speed up the process.
  2. Clean Surfaces: Clean all surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture, to remove any residue from the smoke. Use a solution of water and a deodorizing cleaner, such as white vinegar or baking soda, to wipe down the surfaces.
  3. Laundry: Wash all linens, curtains, and clothing that have come into contact with the smoke to remove the odor. Use a deodorizing detergent and consider adding a fabric softener with a fresh scent.
  4. Carpet Cleaning: If your home has carpet, consider hiring a professional to deep-clean it. This will help to remove the smoke odor and any residue from the smoke.
  5. Air Filters: Change the air filters in your HVAC system to remove any smoke particles that may be circulating in the air.
  6. Deodorize with Baking Soda: Sprinkle baking soda on carpets and furniture, let it sit for several hours, and then vacuum it up. This will help to absorb any lingering smoke odor.
  7. Consider Professional Help: If the smoke odor is particularly strong, consider hiring a professional odor removal service. They will have specialized equipment and techniques to remove the odor effectively.

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.