If you decide to clean smoke damage yourself rather than hiring a smoke damage remediation pro to come out and tackle the job for you, it’s essential that you do it safely. Use this guide to walk yourself through the process – and if at any time you feel unsafe, or if you’d rather not clean the smoke damage yourself, call us. We’ll be happy to come to your home and handle it for you.
How to Clean Smoke Damage
First things first: Your safety is paramount. Invest in protective gear, including goggles, a particulate mask and rubber gloves. Also, ensure the area you’re cleaning is well-ventilated – you don’t want to sit in stagnant air that’s been contaminated with smoke and chemicals.
- Place a drop cloth on the floor to protect your carpet and other flooring materials.
- Brush away loose soot or suck it away with a vacuum cleaner.
- Remove soot using a trisodium phosphate solution, which you can buy at a home improvement store.
- Once the soot is gone, you can try to remove the smoke odor from your walls. Remember, though, it may not be very easy to do that – and you might need to call in the professionals. If the smoke damage is severe, you’ll definitely need professional help to get things back on track.
Do You Need a Disaster Remediation Expert in Washtenaw County or Jackson County?
If your home has already been damaged, we can help. Check out our services and call 734-352-9183 for your free disaster remediation quote today. We offer: