Category Archive: Smoke Damage Cleanup

How to Prevent Smoke from Coming Out of the Fireplace

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Winter is fast approaching, and the balmy indoors are starting to once again appear very appealing. If your home features a fireplace, you may decide to make use of it in the cool season. After all, what could be better on a blistering winter day than cozying up to the warmth of a blazing fire …

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How to File an Insurance Claim for Fire and Smoke Damage

While many of us have renter’s or homeowner’s insurance policies that cover fire damage, deciding what to do after a property fire can be daunting. But property owners aren’t just dealing with damage from the flames, they will find that their building materials and contents will be covered in an oily, thick residue from smoke …

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Oil Furnace and Burner Puff Back Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

If your home’s heating system contains an oil burner or furnace, it is prone to a puff back. When these occur, oil explodes when ignited within the system, releasing smoke and soot onto surrounding surfaces. If your home uses a forced air system, the byproducts also can spread throughout the home via the air ducts, …

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Why smoke damage can be harmful to your home and family

After the flames are put out and the fire trucks leave, you may simply be relieved that the worst of the crisis is over. Unfortunately, even if the fire was small and contained to a single area of your home, smoke damage could still cause harm to your home and family. As soon as the …

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Chimney Cleaning Tips

As winter fast approaches or may already be here, wood-burning fireplaces must be cleaned to ensure there will be no issues with carbon poisoning. Pay special attention to that because without regular cleaning your chimney will be at higher risk of keeping much of the dangerous buildup produced while burning firewood or coal. Clean your …

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Wish List for Your Home and Office – Removing Smoke and Odor from Walls

Experienced faulty wiring?  Cigarettes?  Candles?  House fire?  Even small fires can cause an extensive amount of smoke damage; the best way to avoid lasting damage is to remove as much of it as possible in as short a time as possible.  Beware though, smoke stains will smudge if you’re not careful when you try to …

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Preparing Your Home for Sale: How to Remove Smoke Damage

Did your last attempt at culinary greatness get out of hand? Did you get distracted while leaving a dish on the stove? Did an errant candle burn too brightly (and right through your curtains)? Even a small fire can produce a lot of smoke, leaving soot and odors that penetrate carpet, upholstery, clothing and other …

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Smoke Damage Restoration

Cleaning smoke damage is a complicated procedure. Whether the damage comes from cigarette smoke, nearby forest fire, or a house fire, careless or improper cleaning methods can cause additional property damage and health risks. Structural Assessment The first step in smoke damage removal is assessing the structural integrity of the property. A professional smoke damage …

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