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09/06/2019
Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire, even if it's small, can be nerve-racking. If you need help to deal with light smoke damage to your carpeted floors, follow this post by Midland Cleanpro in Midland.

Needless to say, having a fire at home, however big or small, can be a very stressful experience. Not only that but dealing with the aftermath can be a pain in and of itself. If your carpets suffered after a small house fire, below you'll find a quick guide on how to get rid of minor smoke stains and smell.

Call Midland Cleanpro at (432) 889-7199 if you require professional carpet cleaning in Midland.

How to Repair Your Carpets from Light Smoke Damage

Examine the Situation Carefully

The first thing you should do before you even think about cleaning the smoke damage in your carpeting, is to examine the situation carefully. You need to take a look at the aftermath and determine if this is a task that you can handle on your own. If you feel unsure about how to carry on, or if the damage is simply too big, your best bet is to call a professional team who can lend their expertise on the matter, and who can get your precious carpeted floors back to normal in an effective and timely way.

Get Rid of the Smoke Stains

If you will be moving forward on your own, the first order of business will be to remove those nasty-looking smoke stains from your flooring. To that end, follow the steps mentioned below, so your carpets can look clean and spotless once more.
  1. If you want to be successful at removing the smoke stains, you need to act fast. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for you to lift off those spots that are tainting your carpeted floors.
  2. Then, you need to make sure that you have the necessary cleaning supplies for this job. You will need towels, a spoon, dishwashing soap, warm water, a spray bottle, cold water, and your vacuum.
  3. After that, you will need to scrape off any excess material that may have originated from the fire (debris, ashes, etc.). Use a spoon to lift most of it off with great care.
  4. The next step is to mix the warm water and dishwashing soap into the spray bottle, and apply the mixture to the affected area. Use the towel to blot the stain repeatedly to remove it. Be sure not to press to hard to avoid getting the stain further into the carpet.
  5. Keep in mind that you will have to be patient with the step below. If needed, do the process over a few times, until you notice that the smoke stains are vanishing from sight.
  6. If you were left with a lot of soapy residue from cleaning the stain, use a bit of cold water to wash it off. Be careful not to soak your carpeting, though, as it could be detrimental.
  7. Lastly, you will have to dry the carpet. To that end, first blot the excess moisture off with a towel. Then, use your vacuum to absorb even more water. Finally, turn on fans and open windows to allow ventilation in the room.

Call Midland Cleanpro at (432) 889-7199 if you require professional carpet cleaning in Midland.

Get Rid of the Smoke Smell

Smoke can fill up your home and can cause some respiratory problems if you inhale too much of it. Not only that, but it can penetrate your belongings and carpeting with its overpowering smell. If your carpeted floors are now reeking of smoke, here you'll find a simple tutorial to clean them of it.
  1. First of all, ventilate the room thoroughly. To do so, you can open your windows and doors, as well as turn on fans in the room, so that the smell of smoke can dissipate.
  2. Then, you'll have to gather the materials for this project. In this case, you'll just need baking soda and your vacuum.
  3. Next, you should sprinkle the baking soda all over the affected area of your carpeting. Be generous with it so it has a chance to absorb as much smoke smell as possible.
  4. After you've let the baking soda work on the stench for a few hours, vacuum it off completely.
  5. If you find that you can still perceive a bit of smoke smell in your carpeting, repeat this procedure.
  6. Finally, if nothing seems to work, remember that you can always call a professional carpet cleaning team to do the job for you.

Call Midland Cleanpro at (432) 889-7199 if you require professional carpet cleaning in Midland.

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