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Smoke Odor Removal – Hudson, NH

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Smoke odor – no one likes the smell of smoke odor. It’s a thick, choking smell that seems to permeate throughout your home or business. The terrible smell seems to stick in your nostrils wherever you go. The acrid odor of cigarette smoke is bad enough, but on a larger scale, it’s almost unbearable. If your Hudson, NH home has been the victim of a house fire, the smell can get intense. During a fire, smoke travels through minute cracks and crevice’s in your property. It can even seep in through the AC system and air ducts. It can land on, and stick to, furniture, carpets and upholstery. It leaves odor on everything it touches – which can be just about anything. After breathing this pungent smell for a while, you become anxious for clean air. You need to find someone who is good at smoke odor removal. Smoke odor is difficult to remove and is comprised of harmful chemicals so it’s important to get help.

Causes of smoke odor

Smoke odor tends to linger long after the fire has been put out. This odor is caused by tiny particles of incomplete combustion, as well as volatile organic compounds. These miniscule particles can travel everywhere in your home or office. They travel through air ducts and AC systems and cling to everything. Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can release these particles. This can leave the structure smelling foul, well after the fire is extinguished. What the particles are comprised of that create the odor depends on what burned. Gases from wood smoke can contain benzene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde to name but a few. You might recognize some of these toxic gases. Chemicals released from burned plastics and fabrics can be even worse.

Smoke odor removal

Smoke odor can be very difficult to remove and would require a professional to accomplish it effectively. There are a few steps that professionals take to remove odor:

  • Removing burnt items (and cleaning of recovered items)
  • Cleaning air ducts
  • Removing odor from the air
  • This would require special equipment

There are limited things you can do to remove odor yourself:

  • Air out the structure (open doors and windows)
  • Set up fans to further air out the house
  • Clean items thoroughly (this may require special cleaning products)

While there are a few things you can do, it’s best to leave it to the professionals

Calling in a professional fire damage restoration company

To thoroughly clean and deodorize your home/business after a fire, it’s best to get professional help. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is the one you need to restore your Hudson home. They have 30 years of experience in doing just that. They have ready access to state-of-the-art equipment (HEPA air scrubbers; thermal foggers) that can do a much better job than you can on your own. And they’re IICRC certified, which means they’re qualified professionals. Soil-Away is available 24/7 at 1-800-293-6319.

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