Can Smoke Scent Be Removed After Fire Damage Restoration?

smoke and smoke scentHas your home or business property been damaged in a fire? This is nothing short of a nightmare scenario and you may be eager to ensure that you return your property to its original condition as quickly as possible. The right fire damage restoration service is essential here and that’s where we can step and help. However, you might be worried that the unpleasant odor of smoke scent will remain inside your property after it has been restored. This is going to be unpleasant for your family and may put off potential customers to your business. 

The Issue With A Smoke Scent

A smoke scent around your property can cause various issues for you in both the long and short term. Whether it’s apparent where you work or live, a scent like this can alter your mood and negatively impact your quality of life. If you are planning to sell your home, the odor can be enough to put off potential buyers or result in them making lower offers for your home. If this is a property that you rent out, it could be enough to cause you to lose the interest of potential tenants

Research shows a smoke scent may even cause issues with lower levels of productivity and you could be worried that the scent is a sign that the air is unsafe. Even if this is not the case, that perception will continue to linger, damaging the perception of your home or your business. 

Can You Remove The Smoke Scent?

It is possible to remove a smoke scent after your building has been damaged by the fire. However, this can be challenging and that’s why it’s important to arrange the right service. Once smoke enters a property, tiny particles stick to various areas of the home or commercial area. This can include the furniture, carpets, fabrics and even the pain on the walls. 

This is why covering the scent with a more pleasant odor won’t fix the problem. At this point, the scent is embedded in various areas of your home. 

Certain factors can also make it more difficult to remove the scent of smoke from the property as well. For instance, if there has been a significant fire, then there is always going to be more smoke. This can be increasingly pervasive. 

The length of the exposure can have an impact here as well and ensure that the particles are deeply embedded in different parts of the property. Finally, it’s important to consider the burned materials. Some produce stronger scents including plastic or synthetics.

How To Remove A Smoke Scent

There are various options you can consider to remove a smoke scent from your home. Start by airing out the house, opening as many windows and doors as possible. Turn fans up to the highest speed to create a powerful level of circulation. 

You might also want to consider providing your home with a thorough and deep clean. Consider removing elements including furniture covers, curtains and rugs, washing these separately. You should also be washing all clothing and towels as these always trap smoke particles, causing the scent to linger. 

If you have an HVAC system, this also needs a thorough clean out and certain elements may need to be replaced after a fire. 

Specialist Solutions

Aside from these options, you can explore several specialist treatment options and solutions to remove the scent of smoke from your home. This includes:

  • High powered ozone shock treatments
  • Thermal fogging
  • Disinfecting

It can be difficult to know which treatment option will be right for your property. We can assess the situation carefully and recommend the ideal choice for your specific situation. This will result in a healthier, cleaner environment for you, your family, or your colleagues. 

Get In Touch 

If you are struggling with the scent of smoke around your home or business property after a fire, then let us get rid of the smell once and for all. Our fire damage restoration services include removing smoke scents from your home or business so you will no longer need to suffer. 

Our friendly team has years of experience in this area and FIRESTONE Restoration is an IICRC Certified firm. As such, you can trust that you and your property will be in the right hands. 

Get in touch today and we can immediately begin work removing a nasty smoke scent from your property.