Clean The Damage From Smoke

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A stray cracker can enter your home during the festive season, and boom can be devastating. Also, people smoking on your couch or lounge during the festive season can leave a smoky smell. There is tremendous cleaning to be done in cases where you have clean damage caused by smoke. Here are steps to clean the home free from smoke:

Safety Equipment for Face and Gloves

Put proper safety equipment on your face and gloves on your hands.

Clean your home promptly, as the longer the things, household items, sit with the smoke residues and smell, the more difficult it is to remove smoke damage.

Ventilate your home well by opening the windows and running fans; this smoke can permeate an area easily, so cleaning will be effective when you air it out well.

Throw away food that has been exposed to smoke.

Brass and copper items need to clean with specific brass and copper cleaner solution.

Clean the Soot with Vacuum Cleaner

Clean the soot with a vacuum cleaner; soot easily gets into the carpet or any place and stains it, and it needs to be cleaned before you clean other things. Use the TSP solution for cleaning soot effectively.

Clean the appliances in the home affected by smoke with the disinfectant thoroughly.

If the room has an air conditioner, change the air filter as much soot gets accumulated in the filter.

Clean the areas of walls that have been discolored by smoke. Paint thinner or rubbing alcohol can be very helpful. And repaint in case there is too much stain.

Wash or dry clean the linens which have been exposed to smoke. Use essential oils, which can add fragrance to the linen, as well as helps in removing the stink of smoke.

Furniture Cleaning by Vacuum Cleaner

Furniture, too, can be cleaned with the vacuum cleaner first, adding essential oils to remove the stink of smoke.

Books on display also need cleaning; focus on the edge and spine of books as these are the most exposed areas. Handle gently and clean with a dry sponge.

Smoke damage can cause soot, unpleasant odor, and discoloration. When cleaning, you have to clean all three out.

Don’t use water-based cleaning agents for smoke-damaged walls, as they are mostly ineffective and spread discoloration.

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Jinally Shah
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