The secret of coping with fire and smoke damage is in knowing whether to tackle it yourself or call in a group of professionals. In the aftermath of a fire, Empresas de Limpieza despues de un incendio shocked homeowners are understandably anxious to immediately start putting their house right, taking out damaged items and restoring comfort and tranquility the moment possible.
Unfortunately, a pick up operation must be delayed for a few days whilst the practicalities take place. Most homes carry insurance and some items are listed as valuable while others are not. Take the time to take photos of the damage and ring your insurers to secure permission to begin cleaning up. Usually the insurance company will say go ahead but do take plenty of pictures as a precaution.
Read the electrical wiring and ensure the region is safe to work in: no point in surviving the fire and then blowing yourself to bits in an electric explosion.
When you have established the cleaning can begin, come to a decision whether to call on the services of a specialist team of cleaners with the ability of cleaning fire and smoke residue. Soot and smoke pervade everything, coating walls, floors and ceilings and penetrating a sickly odor into fabrics and wallpaper. Clearing up the effects of smoke and fire can be quite a prolonged and unpleasant task.
Having decided to try clearing up the mess yourself, remove everything outside if you can, to introduce some oxygen to the proceedings. Open all of the doors and windows and leave them open for so long as you can each day as you start cleaning from the top of the rooms and working the right path downward. Be methodical and set objects aside which must be managed specifically, such as metalware and plastic toys. These items might be submerged for cleaning. Store cleaned items in a different area.
Remove curtains: separate synthetic fabrics from natural fibres as these will have to be cleaned by a different method. Mix a remedy of TSP (trisodium phosphate cleaner) in a gallon of water and make use of this to wash ceilings, walls and floors. Ensure that you do not forget to wash curtain tracks and poles and even plastic hooks; they will all be carrying smoke odor and stains.
Use a wet and dry vacuum to shampoo carpets and sofas and dry them thoroughly. Once they’re clean, use plastic sheeting to safeguard them from being tracked by willing helpers.
If you’re tackling a kitchen fire, dump all food that has been confronted with either the fire or smoke or water vapour. Refrigerated items usually survive but inspect the contents carefully before deciding to keep them. Use tumble dryer sheets in the pages of one’s cookbooks to try to minimise odor.