Even if a fire does not reach your home or certain portions of it, the scent of smoke and actual ashes and particulates penetrate and remain in fabrics and fibers throughout the house. Both the smell and the contaminants linger if not dealt with professionally. Preferred Carpet Care of Redding has the expertise to determine if floor coverings or upholstery materials can be saved. If it is possible to restore them, we provide you with a reasonable estimate for the work. With your acceptance, Preferred Carpet Care starts repairing your salvageable carpets, area rugs, upholstery and other woven items.
Steps for Repairing Fire and Smoke Damage
Preferred Carpet Care uses proven methods to restore a home after exposure to fire and smoke. The following four steps quickly improve the cleanliness of your house, protecting health and preserving comfort.
- First, we use powerful HEPA-filtered vacuums to remove all ash and smoke particulates from fabrics and surfaces.
- Next, we clean the air itself by using an ozone machine. Ozone has an extra oxygen molecule that readily oxidizes annoying odors and harmful chemicals. Oxidation breaks down and neutralizes these bothersome molecules and then turns ozone into ordinary oxygen. Ozone treatment is far superior to simply masking odors with deodorants and air fresheners, since it destroys the molecules causing the bad smells.
- Third, all hard surfaces are wiped down and cleaned, as needed. This removes any lingering dust and ash that has stuck to finishes through electrostatic attraction or other means.
- Finally, we thoroughly clean your carpets, upholstery and area rugs using our advanced techniques. Window coverings are sent to our associates in Redding for local treatment and restoration. They are then returned as soon as possible.
By taking these steps as quickly as possible, you limit the time your family is exposed to the harmful chemicals and particulates that come from fires. This also prevents your house from permanently acquiring the odors and scents associated with smoke and flames. So avoid losing your favorite floor coverings and furniture to smoke and ashes by calling Preferred Carpet Care today at 530-243-8400, or contact us via our online request form.