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Put Out the Fire Now Have to Deal With the Smoke Damage?

What to Do with Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration

Smoke damage is a problem which is the aftermath of a fire. The characteristics of it are the likes of black soot, smoky odor and blistering on the walls. There are quite a few fire damage restoration companies available today that will oversee the cleaning and odor removal for a fee, however, some can be quite expensive, especially if you do not have insurance. Should this be the case for you, then there are a few things you can do restore your home.

When a fire breaks out, any drywall present will absorb the smoke, this is what causes the smoky odor to linger long after the fire has been put out. To get rid of this odor, you will need to replace the drywall in question. While this is being done, you should also replace the insulation too, as this too will have absorbed smoke. Other areas like ceiling tiles, rafter and beams may need to be replaced because of smoke damage.

Soot on walls which have been painted with a semi or high-gloss paint can be easily cleaned, however, walls that have flat paint will need more effort. To remove soot you need to buy TSP or Trisodium Phosphate, you can find this at most local home improvement stores. Mix some of this with warm water, then scrub the walls with it, make sure you wear goggles and gloves.

Bubbles or blisters in the paint is another by-product of smoke damage which is due to extreme heat. This can be easily repaired by scraping off the paint with a putty knife and then sanding the area down. Spackle can fill in any holes, once this is dry, sand it down and re-paint.

If you are looking for an affordable fire damage restoration service, call US Restoration Specialist in Gainesville, FL today, on (352) 234-8454.