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3 Ways to Be Rid of Smoke Odors Fast

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke odor can linger for a long time unless treated properly.

Whether the result of a fire or merely of a guest with a habit, smoke odors can be tough to get rid of. When smoke has infiltrated your Seattle, WA home, smoke cleaning is in order. Do you know what to do? Start with these three tips and you’ll be rid of smoke odor fast.

What Causes the Smell

Smoke can cause odors by direct contact with materials or via getting into a building’s HVAC system. Smoke can penetrate things like

• Furniture
• Walls
• Carpets

Smoke smells can be tough to get rid of, but there are a few steps that can help.

Remove the Source

Removing the source of smoke smells is one of the most obvious steps to take. Furniture in an area frequented by a smoker can hold odors and may be a loss. In the event of a fire, items that are extensively exposed in the room whether the fire started can be a big source of smell, so you’ll want to get rid of them as part of your smoke cleaning efforts.

Clean What You Can

Particularly after a fire, it’s tempting to toss out the obviously damaged items and move on. But even things that aren’t destroyed can be reservoirs for smoke damage. Use a wet sponge to wipe down porous surfaces and a dry one for less porous materials.

Use an Odor Counteractant

For the best results, you may want to invest in an ozone treatment. Ozone is what causes the fresh, clean scent we sense after rain. Ozone treatment works by exposing smoke damaged surfaces to ozone gas for a set amount of time. This is typically highly effective.

Air quality can have a huge impact on your quality of life. If smoke odors persist in your home, try the above tips or reach out to an expert in ozone smoke cleaning to get the stink out.

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