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How To Clean A Smoke-Damaged House

Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
Publication date:
March 8, 2018
Article Summary: 

Smoke damage is not only visually unpleasant but also harmful to breathe, making it important to clean up smoke-damaged areas thoroughly. This can be challenging due to the acidic nature of smoke and soot, but a few effective techniques can help remove them. Before starting the cleaning process, it is necessary to ventilate the area, protect oneself with proper gear, and remove undamaged objects to avoid damage to them during the cleaning process. The cleaning process itself involves vacuuming, using a dry-cleaning sponge, and cleaning with liquid cleaners such as soot removers, white vinegar, or degreasers. After cleaning, drying the area out and getting carpets, upholstery, furniture, and curtains professionally cleaned will help remove any remaining odors. It is important to avoid using fragrances that simply mask the smell rather than removing it.


smoke damage, cleaning, acidic, soot, ventilation, protection, dry-cleaning sponge, liquid cleaners, odor removal.

Source Citation: 
Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
How To Clean A Smoke-Damaged House
March 8, 2018
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