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Putting out a fire is a relief. The mess it leaves behind, however, can be pretty disheartening. If a small fire broke out in your home, and now it has smoke damage, here's how you can clean it up.

How to Clean Up Smoke after a Small House Fire

Let Air Run Through Your Home

Large quantities of smoke in a confined space can be dangerous. To keep you from inhaling too much of it, let air run through your home: open windows and doors around the house, and turn on your fans. While the smoke fades, leave or cover your nose and mouth.

Evaluate the Damage Don

Then, look at the damage done and figure out what needs to be cleaned/repaired. If you find that it's too much to deal with, or if you're feeling distraught, call a professional company that can take care of this.

Gather the Necessary Supplies

If you'll take care of the smoke damage, gather certain supplies to do it. You will need a variety of cleaning tools to go over everything. For example, get vinegar, sponges, detergent, water, rubbing alcohol, baking soda, dishwashing soap, a vacuum, clean cloths, and protective gear.

Stay Safe

Again, this can be a dangerous task to undertake, which is why you need to be careful. Wear work gloves, and a mask over your nose and mouth. If you'll be using appliances, check their wires and the outlets before employing them, in case they were damaged in the fire.

Use the Right Methods for Each Area

Lastly, you will need different supplies and methods depending on the area you're cleaning. Be sure to check every nook and cranny and to follow these tips to do a thorough job:
  • For smaller fabrics (clothing and towels), throw them in the washing machine. Repeat this until you the stains and smell are gone.
  • For stains on the walls, floors, and ceiling, scrub them off with rubbing alcohol. Wash the residue away with water.
  • For miscellaneous surfaces (like cabinets, drawers, chairs, the TV, appliances, etc.), use water, dishwashing soap, and a sponge.
  • Finally, upholstery and carpets should be cleaned with vinegar and baking soda. First, blot the stains off with vinegar and a clean cloth.Then, sprinkle baking soda on them to eliminate the odor. Repeat this until clean.

If a fire has left fire and smoke damage to your property, call Zott Construction DKI at (845) 227-4141. They can provide cleaning services and property restoration in Stormville.