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Is It True Fire Odors Can Travel Through the Ductwork in My Home?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs can remove the visible and odorous evidence of a fire in your Minneapolis residence

SERVPRO techs can remove the visible and odorous evidence of a fire in your Minneapolis residence

There are several actions a homeowner can take immediately after a fire. It is possible for odorous, airborne soot particles to travel throughout the home via foot traffic and the ductwork. First and foremost, after this type of loss, ask the fire department personnel at the scene if it is safe to enter the property. If it is, you can do the following: 

  • Turn off the HVAC
  • Turn off the electricity
  • Remove valuables and important papers
  • Close the doors to the fire loss area

What is the Best Way to Remove Fire Damage and Fire Extinguisher Foam?

One of the keys to getting rid of fire damage to your Minneapolis home is to bring in a professional restoration services company. A small amount of fire loss can quickly become a large amount if the soot gets the opportunity to spread around the home. SERVPRO techs test the residues to determine the type and then examine the surface they are on to choose the best cleaning method. 

It is not unusual to find different types of smoke residues in a single room requiring different removal applications, and it is vital to outsource the cleanup. DIY efforts can result in great damage, for example, if wet cleaning solutions get used on dry smoke, which can stain or embed it further into surfaces. The techs have equipment ranging from manual dry cleaning sponges for gently lifting away dry smoke to solvent-mixtures to wipe away stubborn wet smoke. When the mitigation efforts complete, the techs can inspect the ductwork to ensure there are no issues with smoke odors remaining. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis 24/7 at (612) 421-2040 has extensive training and experience restoration local properties from any size fire damage issue. Our teams are available 24/7, call now. 

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