Was there a recent accident in your home that resulted in a minor fire? Even a minor fire can leave the entire home smelling like smoke. You may have moved into a home that a smoker once lived in, leaving the home smelling like an ash tray. The odor of ash and smoke can be one of the hardest types of odors to get out of your carpet and your home. For those who are looking for answers, Carpet Dry-Tech will share how to remove smoke odors from your home.
Neutralizing to Get Smoke Smell Out of Carpets, Upholstery & Area Rugs
When your home smells like smoke and or ash, the primary sites where the odors dwell is in your carpets, upholstery and in your area rugs. Carpets, upholstery and rugs are made of various blends of fabrics. As many well know, fabric will absorb and hold in odors. If you walked into an empty home and you are hit with the scent of smoke, you know you must turn your attention to the carpets in the home. When a home was a victim of a fire, the carpets, rugs and upholstery needs to be cleaned and treated to remove the odors. There are a number of DIY methods to get rid of smoke odors. However, when combating smoke odors you will find the most effective way to get smoke odors out is with the aid of a professional cleaning service. Most carpet cleaning services also provide upholstery and area rug cleaning. A professional will have a power cleaning machine that can deep clean and extract the small particles from your carpet, upholstery and area rugs. If you have carpet, area rugs and upholstery that smells like smoke, seek a professional to help reclaim your home.
Air Duct Cleaning
There are other areas of the home that can also contain particles of ash that is causing the smoky odor. One of these other areas is the air ducts. Yes, the air ducts will contain ash, dust and other particles that can hold that smoky smell. Seeking an air duct cleaning will help get the ash and particles in the air duct system out and ensure your home smells much better. You will also want to change out your air filters a bit more often when you are battling smoke odor.
Additional Smoke Odor Removal Tips
When your home smells of smoke, if the season allows, consider opening up all of the windows within the home. Strong air flow can help get remove some of the smoke smell that is in the air. Avoid using scented candles and do not put all your hope into scented oils and other scented goods. As they can help create an additional scent and mask the smoke odor, it doesn’t treat the issue. If you do not want your home to smell like smoke, you will need to remove the tiny ash particles that are all over the home. Again fabrics do a great job of trapping ash and locking in odor. Along with carpet area rugs, and upholstery, consider washing your bedding, curtains and other linens in the home.
Carpet, Rug & Sofa Cleaning, Odor Removal & More in Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Atlanta & Greater Woodstock, GA
If your home smells like smoke and you need help getting smoke odors out of your home, Carpet Dry-Tech can clean carpet, area rugs, upholstery and even your air ducts. To schedule our services, contact Carpet Dry-Tech today.