What You Should Do After a Fire and Smoke Damage

Nobody wants to be involved in a house fire, much less be hurt by one. We must be prepared to become the unlucky victims of this widespread home risk, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. Apart from the unpleasant experience that homeowners may have, cleaning up the damaged area and repairing possessions such as curtains, furniture, clothes, and carpets may be difficult. If our home is damaged by fire or smoke, we must know what to do.

Cleaning and Restoration after a Fire and Smoke Damage

Wearing protective equipment is one method of protecting oneself from the dangers of hazardous particles such as dust, soot, and poisonous gasses. Some cleaning and repair ideas for your home are as follows:

Cleaning Steps

Before you begin, decide on the kind and number of cleaning supplies you’ll need. Depending on the amount of fire and smoke damage, you may need mild or abrasive cleansers. TSP, a chemical often used to clean outdoor surfaces, is an efficient cleaning solution for fire and smoke damage. 


Wait until you’ve put on protective clothing and eye protection and are completely safe before cleaning with TSP since it may cause abrasions, skin burns, and eye damage. Make sure you have a sufficient supply of rags, sponges, buckets, bleach, and warm water.


Check the package for instructions before combining the chemical with the proper amount of bleach or warm water to make a solution, and carefully follow them. One by one, scrub each area with a scouring sponge until it is clean. Rinse the little spot with a clean cloth and water after cleaning it. Allowing TSP to sit on a wall or floor for a lengthy time may cause damage and discoloration.

Hire an Expert

Fire and smoke may spread to any place, and the damage may take longer to restore than anticipated. All aspects of the house, from the ceiling and walls to the floors and carpets to the furniture, should be cleaned to a sufficient degree, even if they don’t seem to be dirty or damaged. 


Enlist the help of friends or family members when it comes to cleaning. However, if the damage is severe, it is more cost-effective to hire a professional to fix it. PuroClean Canada responds 24/7 and sends a team of professionals to your location as soon as possible.


If the paint on your house is peeling or the wallpaper is bubbling, you can fix it. Even if the walls and ceilings are beyond repair, they must be cleaned properly to eliminate dust, soot, and potentially harmful odors. If you’ve had a fire, the best thing you can do is call a professional who can assess the damage and provide a cleaning and restoration service that can transform your burned-out house into the home you’ve always wanted.

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