Why Does My Home Still Smell Like Smoke After Fire Repairs?

Why Does My Home Still Smell Like Smoke After Fire Repairs? | Tri Span

When you have experienced a fire in your Los Angeles area home and have hired professional repair services, you expect that your life can go back to normal. A lingering odor of smoke means something has been overlooked and you have not received true remediation of the problem. At Tri Span, we believe in making sure that every step is followed to alleviate the complete problem.

Hidden Fire Damaged Material

If you hire repair services to handle the aftermath of a fire, they may not find all of the materials that are damaged or choose to cover over some damage without realizing the odors will be left behind. You need to make sure that repairs are made by experts that understand the importance of being thorough in removing and repairing your fire-damaged Los Angeles County home.

Carpeting and Drapery In Other Rooms

The fibers of carpeting and drapery in rooms that were not directly impacted by the fire can still suffer from smoke damage. Your San Bernardino County home will remain smelling like smoke until these items are thoroughly cleaned or replaced.

Smoke On Walls, Shelving, and Personal Items

Smoke from a fire in your Riverside County home can also coat the walls, shelving, and seep deep into your personal items. Bedding, clothing, stuffed animals, and many other items can retain the smell of smoke without looking damaged.

Clean the Air Ducts and Vents

The smoke from a fire in your Orange County home will follow the “path of least resistance” route. It means your air vents and ducts are not out of the question when it comes to smoke infiltration. It will coat the interior walls and leave the smell behind. Have these surfaces cleaned to eliminate the odor.

Remove and Change the HVAC Filter

The filter for the HVAC system will become soiled completely from the smoke in the air from a fire. It’s often forgotten about until you restart the system and the odor permeates the entire home. Shut the unit down and replace the filter.

Contact us at Tri-Span if you have experienced a fire and still have lingering smoke odors. We will investigate the problem and find you the most affordable solutions. We offer smoke remediation services to the entire Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside County areas.

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