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Effective Ways of Removing Smoke Odor during Fire Cleaning

Effective Ways of Removing Smoke Odor during Fire Cleaning

Fire cleaning will never be successful unless you deal with smoke odor removal in Montreal. This is always a challenge to most people, but the good news is that it doesn’t require much, other than some effort to do away with the objectionable smell. If you are ever faced with fire cleaning, here are a few tips worth considering in getting rid of the smoke odour after the fire:

Use Tri-sodium phosphate products

Products with tri-sodium phosphate are very effective in removing or reducing smoke odours, especially in fabrics. Consider their use, but be cautious because they are caustic.

Test garments before using any treatment

Sometimes normal washing is sufficient to remove smoke odours from clothes and fabrics. However, if there is a need for treatment, conduct a small test by exposing a tiny portion of the garment to the treatment, and see how it reacts. Different garments may react to treatments differently, and this kind of testing will let you know whether the reaction may be unfavorable, and ruin the entire fabric.

Wash walls the right way

For the walls, wash one small area at a time, always working from the floor up, and washing the ceiling at last, to avoid streaking. Use clean water to rinse immediately and don’t apply any paint until the surfaces are completely dry.

Clean the utensils

For utensils such as plates, bowls, pans and pots, all you have to do to remove the smoke odour, is to wash them normally or with a solution of vinegar. Use lots of detergents, and rinse thoroughly for better results.

Damp cloth for leather goods

For the leather goods, use a damp cloth to wipe the surfaces, then dry them using a dry cloth. While doing so, stuff items like purses and shoes to enable them to retain their shape. You may also leave them to dry out in the sun if the weather permits.

Consult a professional

If the work seems to be too much or you are not confident you can do it on your own, you can always consult an expert to help remove any lingering odours after the fire has been extinguished.