Smoke Can Linger After a Fire in North Atlanta – Here’s How to Remove It

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One of the worst byproducts of a fire is the contaminated air quality. Many homeowners need smoke removalin order to breathe clean air in their properties again. It’s a matter of safety; the dangers of smoke inhalation are still present after the fire has been put out. At Restoration 1 of North Atlanta, we have an exhaustive smoke removal process that we know works – we’ve successfully performed it time and time again. Here’s what you should do in the meantime.

Ventilate Smoke Damage the Best You Can

The odor will be pungent before the smoke removal job is performed. To help the process along, you should do what you can to ventilate and circulate air around the area. Additionally, when the fire was put out, the fire hoses likely caused moisture to gather inside the building. If the weather is clear, open the windows and station fans around the home to get the clean air moving and to dry things out.

Remove Salvageable Items to Be Cleaned

If you have fabric items that need to be cleaned, it’s best to remove them from the affected area so they don’t continue to absorb smoke particles. These could be rugs, cloth furniture, curtains, etc. If they’re smaller items, a quick option is to get them dry cleaned. It could save you money in the long run instead of having professionals handle everything.

Remove Items Beyond Repair

Ruined carpeting, flooring, furniture, insulation, and other home components trap smoke and make it hard to clean smoke odor out of the home. We will help with this process, but before we arrive, make an inventory of the initial damage so all of your belongings are accounted for.

Don’t Wait

It’s imperative to hire help immediately. Make sure every bit of the damage is documented for insurance purposes before work begins. Then, get the restoration process rolling as soon as possible. The smoke can only become more of a problem the longer it sits in fabrics or in parts of the home.

Call Restoration 1 of North Atlanta 24/7

Restoration 1 of North Atlanta is available 24/7 to tend to your property after a fire. Our fire and smoke restoration process is thorough. We know that smoke is a dangerous issue that extends beyond odor, so we take its elimination seriously. Contact uswhenever you need us for smoke and odor removal at 678-671-5636!