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Get Rid of Odors Caused by Fire and Smoke

When fire does occur, it is vital to start restoration as soon as possible. There are many different layers to fire damage and each should be treated individually and completely. The inferno itself can leave tremendous damage but what is left after the fire dies down includes smoke and ash which can be just as harmful as fire and just as difficult to rid of. During a Sacramento fire damage repair, one of the biggest issues tends to be an odor. After the home is repaired and everything is seemingly back to normal, the burnt smell can linger due to the smoke. Many times, the carpets and drywall will need to be replaced. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways that help eliminate odor from homes after a fire accident.

Silent Killer

Smoke is one of the most silent and serious elements of a fire. Smoke inhalation is what kills most victims of house fires and those that survive the smoke inhalation are often traumatized with lung issues. Aside from the immediate effect that smoke can have on the body, it leaves a long-lasting, unpleasant smell in the house. Even when you move back into your home, the fire continues to haunt you with the unwanted smell of smoke.

Many homeowners who try to tackle the job themselves with carpet cleaners and deodorizers realize that this is a futile attempt that often leaves them feeling frustrated and unsuccessful. At JP Gallagher Construction, we are equipped with some of the most high-tech deodorizing technology available for fire damage restoration in Sacramento. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to consult a professional after a fire incident. Even if there is no visible damage to the home, the smell and after-effects of a fire can linger for years if not properly taken care of.

Simple Things You Can Do

Although we always recommend consulting a professional for Sacramento fire damage repair, there are a few things that homeowners can do to reduce the odor either before you contact a professional or as an additional measure after they are gone. For all hardwood or non-carpeted floors, these can be thoroughly washed with any cleaning agent. This also applies to kitchen cabinets, drawers, and appliances. Sometimes odors can linger on the surface of solid objects, so wiping everything down with a cleaning detergent is crucial to its removal. For upholstery such as couch cushion covers, curtains, and rugs, consider removing them from the home and having them dry cleaned. If you notice a significant decrease in the burnt smell after removing these items, consider replacing them altogether.

When fire occurs in the home, no family is ready for what comes next. There is a period of time that seems like sheer chaos. It may seem like you will never recover, but it is important to take it one step at a time. Create a list of things that need to be done and tackle them one by one. Call JP Gallagher Construction for Sacramento fire damage repair and restoration. We will also contact your insurance company for you so that this is one more thing you can cross off the list. Try this odor removing tips and contact us for professional help.

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