Fire Damage Restoration Tips on Smoke Damage Caused by Fires
Smoke damage can be an extremely frustrating problem which occurs after there was a fire in your home. The characteristics of smoke damage include blistering, soot and a smoky odor permeating throughout your home. There are various
companies out there which will oversee the cleaning and odor removal for you, however, should you be on a tight budget, then this is often not possible. However, not to worry, there are a few things you can do to clean up after you have suffered a fire.
During a fire, the likes of drywall will absorb the smoke, which in turn causes a smoky odor that will linger long after the fire has been put out. In order to remove this odor, you will need to replace the drywall. While the drywall is out, you should consider replacing the insulation also, as this too will have absorbed the smoke too. Other areas like ceiling tiles, beams and rafters often have to
be replaced because of smoke damage.
Soot on walls which are painted with a semi or high-gloss paint can be removed easily. However, on walls that have been painted with a matte paint will take more effort. To remove soot you will need to use TSP, which you can find in most local home improvement stores. Mix up a solution of TSP with some warm water, then you will have to scrub the walls using it, make sure you wear goggles and gloves.
Bubbles and blisters in
paint can also be a result of smoke damage, this is due to the fires extreme heat. This can be easily repaired by scraping the bubbles off with a putty knife and then sanding it down until it is flat and smooth. Use some spackle to fill in any holes and leave this to dry. Sand this down and touch up paint where needed. If you would like to speak to one of our
fire damage restoration
service representatives, please contact All American Restoration Specialist in Ocala, FL now at (352) 306-5495.