If you have experienced smoke damage in your home, you are likely ready to get cleaning and return your home to normal as soon as possible. Before you start your DIY project, consider calling a professional smoke restoration service like Tidal Wave Response. You may be surprised to learn that smoke is not as easy to clean as you might think.
- First, smoke can easily get into places that are not easy to access such as inside walls, insulation, cabinets, and under carpets. Smoke can also get into places that are easy to overlook such as food containers, the inside of refrigerators, inside cabinets, and much more.
- On top of that, the odors caused by smoke may vanish for a while after cleaning but can come back during humid conditions if not handled properly.
- Proper cleaning isn’t as simple as using soap and water, although this method works for many types of surfaces. There is no ‘one size fits all’ cleaning agent for smoke. Some types of cleaners are intended for specific types of surfaces, and can actually cause additional damage to belongings when used improperly.
- Lastly, smoke can cause damage that is simply difficult to clean. Smoke can short out electronics when the oily film from smoke bridges circuits or corrodes wiring. Electronics may need proper cleaning before they can be used again, and you can’t exactly use soap and water on your computer!
Smoke Damage Restoration with Tidal Wave Response
Fire and smoke damage professionals have the tools and know-how to clean smoke without causing additional damage, as well as preventing smells from returning in the future.
While smoke cleaning often starts with a vacuum to get rid of ash and debris, smoke damage restoration professionals such as Tidal Wave Response have specialized equipment to handle any situation. These tools may include thermal foggers, rotary scrubbers, wet cleaning tools, and extractors.
Our professionals are trained and experienced in cleaning damage caused by smoke and fire, and know which chemicals are most effective to use on specific surfaces. Also, our specialists wear boots, gloves, respirators, and other safety equipment to avoid inhaling smoke and ash that can be damaging to the lungs.
Best of all, working with Tidal Wave Response means that you don’t have to deal with insurance companies yourself. We offer professional advice, catalogue damage for use as proof in claims, mediate disputes, and work with your insurance company to ensure that you receive maximum coverage for damages to your property.