Why You Need Smoke Damage Repair for Home Textiles
Posted in Fire Damage, on January 13, 2022
Dealing with the aftermath of a fire or smoke damage in your home can be distressing. In most cases smoke damage restoration in Edmonton is the first step to recoccuping a home after a fire or even minor smoke damage. After a fire, big or small, smoke carries toxins that settle throughout a property, as a result carrying out smoke damage repair within the first 24 to 48 hours is imperative to eliminate hazardous soot and odours .
At Canada’s Restoration Services, we believe that smoke damage restoration in Edmonton is the first step in restoring your property and getting you on your way back into a healthy home.
Included in Canada’s Restoration Services’ comprehensive approach to smoke damage restoration in Edmonton is removing soot and odour from textiles within your property. Attempting a do-it-yourself approach to smoke damage repair on your textiles furthers the risk of additional damage, which is why it’s recommended you contact a professional
Identify Affected Textiles
There are a number of signs that indicate that your textiles, from upholstery to clothing, have suffered from smoke damage. Soot can be visibly identified, thanks to its black powdery nature and texture. Any textiles affected by smoke damage will most likely reek of smoke.
Textiles that are most susceptible to smoke damage are linen, furniture and upholstery, carpets, curtains and drapes, clothing and towels. Depending on how much damage the smoke has inflicted on said textiles. To accelerate the smoke damage repair process textiles are separated by salvageable and non-salvageable items.
A fire and resulting smoke damage can impact virtually every element of your home. Textiles that are most susceptible to smoke damage are carpets, curtains and drapes, furniture and clothing. While all of the said items can be clean or deodorized, soot cannot be easily abated, due to its oily nature that can leave permanent stains.
Avoid touching such textiles after a fire, as attempting to clean the soot can result in smearing soot into the fabric. Leave it to professionals at Canada’s Restoration Services to address the damages, as we use a heavy duty vacuum to remove soot from all textiles.
Once we have successfully removed the soot from all textiles, the next step is to remove the smoke odour from the fabric. Similar to some dry cleaners, we follow a deodorization procedure called the ozone treatment, a deodorizing process that disintegrates smoke molecules, ultimately eliminating the odour. It’s important that the textiles are deodorized before they are cleaned in the wash, as the smoke odour could remain in the fabric.
Preventing Smoke & Fire Damage
In addition to steering clear of cleaning household textiles on your own, there are also a series of steps you can take to mitigate fire damage. Start by opening your windows to increase ventilation in your property.
If still in operation, make an effort to change your property’s furnace filter once a day until it shows no signs of soot. This procedure prevents the risk of soot particles spreading into your home. Finally, all clean and unscathed items should be covered with plastic as repairs are being conducted to avoid re-soiling your items. When it comes to textiles, it’s important to store flammable fabrics according to their labels and away from sources of ignition like fireplaces and stoves.
Smoke Damage Restoration in Edmonton
At Canada’s Restoration Services, we understand that every situation is different, which is why we have a certified fire damage specialist to assess the circumstances and provide an appropriate scope of work. A dedicated manager will oversee the entire project to ensure that a line of communication is clear throughout the procedure. For your convenience, we handle all of the damages, from private to insurance claims. We also work with all major insurance companies across the country, so leave it to us to deal with your adjuster.