How to Clean Your Content After a Home Fire
A home fire can be devastating. The most important aspect is that you made it out of your home safely and are now able to return to it. You might ask yourself if some of your belongings can be saved. Fire restoration companies, experts in content cleaning, know that most smoke-damaged belongings can be cleaned. One of the things they recommend is dry cleaning. Here are some tips on how to clean your belongings.
Get Rid of the Water
The first thing you will have to do is get rid of the water and moisture. Not doing so will cause further damage and give mold a chance to grow. The way to do this is with a powerful water pump and press extractor. Dry wet carpets and furniture and hang clothes, draperies and pillows outside to dry. For non-damaged items, content storage is recommended so nothing can cause harm to them.
Dry Clean Clothes
For clothes, most restoration professionals recommend dry cleaning. Don’t attempt to clean clothes, draperies and any other textile items yourself as this can cause permanent damage to them. A restoration expert can remove the soot from your damaged items.
Remove the smoke smell.
After you get rid of the soot, you will want to get rid of the smoke smell in textiles and throughout the home. Thoroughly vent your house and get box fans and dehumidifiers to help expedite the process. The experts use specialized procedures such as ozone treatment and thermal fogging to effectively remove the smell.
Clean Non-porous Items
Non-porous items are generally easier to clean than porous items. Ultrasonic treatment and high-pressure water are some of the procedures restoration companies are utilizing. Their equipment can successfully remove contamination from your belongings and restore them to pre-fire condition.
These are a few of the helpful ways you can follow to clean your content after a home fire. Local restoration professionals have the proper expertise, tools and equipment to get the job done right and can help with dry cleaning, content cleaning and content storage.
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