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Tips on Home Cleaning and Restoration


A wild fire can leave so many house damaged even though some can be left undamaged  and so their respective families of such homes may need to go back and deal with such aftermath. This can be a daunting task to deal with. The huge job of restoring and cleaning up the smoke, ash and carbon residue that covered every inch of everything around the house can be very difficult. For that reason, one needs to be equipped of the tips they can use to restore their home back to the original shape.


You need to pressure wash or scrub all exterior surfaces including walls, walks, drives, desks and even windows. This will help remove any dust from these surfaces before the actual ad thorough carpet cleaning is conducted on them. this is an easy work that doesn't require any professional person to carry out, you only need to be confident in yourself.


You also need to carry out external washing on the interior walls and a hard surface with steam cleaner. You should not forget to wash the inside cabinets, drawers, and closets so as to draw off all the dust from them. steam washing the undersides of furniture, tables and chairs is also paramount.


Wash all the movable items that include such items like picture frames, knickknacks, with a steam cleaner and a soft microfiber cloth. The soft microfiber cloth is used in such a case because it is able to absorb water and dust in appreciable amount and to prevent cracking the glassy surfaces of picture frames.


This exercise would also entail disinfection and deodorization of carpets, window coverings, upholstered furniture and mattresses using a steam. The disinfection of such household items is important since it is aimed at detoxifying any toxic chemical that might have spilled on such surfaces during fire breakout. The deodorization is also required since it is the surest way to get rid of the bad odors in the room.


Upholstery, fabric window treatments can also be spray treated with deodorizing products available in the supermarkets or shops around you. However, you should avoid using odor masking sprays since they just cover up the mess but doesn't provide a long lasting solution. Steam always melts the tar and neutralizes the carbon films left by the forest fire, cigarette smoke, wood burning fireplaces or even stoves hence it is very much importance during such kind of exercises.


Another pet stain removal tip is at have heating, ventilating and air conditioning units and all dust work skillfully cleaned to get rid of soot, ash or even smoke residue. You should also change filters when you first come back to the premises and at least once in a month for the first year of your stay.