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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smoke Odor Removal

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Have you had a fire in your home? Is there a lingering smell of smoke in your home? We here at SERVPRO are ready to help make it look (or smell) "Like it never even happened." We have listed 3 ways you can help remove the scent in your home. 

1) Remove any affected areas/materials in your home. You need to remove these items so you can begin to clean the area. Plus, removing these items will reduce (not remove) the smoke scent almost immediately! 

2) Clean, clean, clean! Clean all the areas that the fire touched along with any areas that the smoke scent is in. If you had a kitchen fire, the likelihood that the scent of smoke reached the other side of the home is high. Use a DRY sponge to wipe the areas affected. If you wet the sponge, it will most likely just push the soot around rather than removing. 

3) Spray the good smelling stuff now. I am not talking the amazing perfume sitting on the bathroom counter. I am talking about an item picking up at a hardware store- a deodorizer. Spray this over any area that smells like smoke (walls, counters, ceilings, floors). Once this is done, give it some time to dry, and if the scent still remains, spray the areas again.

If after all of these steps and your home still smells like smoke, you may need to call a professional. SERVPRO of Bryan, Effingham, McIntosh, and East Liberty Counties is available to take your calls 24/7 to help in any way we can. 

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