Recovery Resources: Smoke Damage

Smoke damageAfter the Fire is Out:  Cleaning Household Textiles and Clothing
This article by the University of Missouri explains how “after the fire” activities can cause even more damage. It is important to take immediate, appropriate action. Carpets, draperies, upholstered furniture and clothing usually can be refurbished after a fire, except for scorched or severely water damaged items.

How to Clean up Smoke and Soot from a Fire
This 2-page PDF from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health provides general cleaning techniques, cleaning for specific damages and safety tips.

Why Professionals Should Clean Smoke Damage from a Fire
Read why you should consider hiring a professional smoke and fire damage to minimize the costs of repair.

Fire and Smoke Damage
This helpful article from Chicora, a South Carolina public, non-profit heritage preservation organization explains how fire causes smoke damage, tips on salvaging efforts and recommendations for finding an appropriate restoration service.