About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: Recovery Tips

Why does my house still smell like smoke?

July 27th, 2012

Here is a noteworthy fire restoration tip…

After a localized disaster like a kitchen fire, an entire home can become charged with smoke.  One area that is often overlooked is the duct work and heating system.  It is always a good idea after a fire to have the ducts and heating system inspected, cleaned, and deodorized.

If duct cleaning is not done, you may have a continual smoke odor in the home, and when the furnace is turned on, you may have soot and smoke odor re-introduced into your home.


About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.


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