Cleaning after a house fire
You may be anxious to clean your home after a fire, but unless you take the time to get professional advice, you may be wasting your efforts or creating further damage. It is important that you contact SERVPRO of New Hyde Park / Mineola immediately after the fire is out. We will help you coordinate services with yours insurance agency and provide advice on restoration or replacement of damaged items. If you rent, notify the owner so both of you can assess the damage.
During a fire, smoke can permeate walls and other surfaces and drift through household ducts, where it becomes trapped. If not properly removed, smoke odor reoccurs from time to time, especially during warm or damp weather.
Soot is oily and easily stains carpets, draperies and other household textiles. For this reason you must remove it before you attempt to clean or deodorize items.Smoke odor may remain in clothing, upholstered furniture, carpets and draperies unless they are properly deodorized before cleaning.