Smoke and odour damage can be painful to remove from property and structures. Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal services is a certified, full-service restoration company that will completely refurbish your property. It is done through full smoke and odour removal in West Auckland, North Shore, East, and South Auckland.
Removing smoke odour after a fire in a home is a difficult task. The remediation process must include specialized equipment and techniques that only a professional disaster restoration company can provide. Thus, Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal service don’t advise homeowners to tackle this task themselves. Check out the steps involved in smoke damage restoration below.
Smoke odours brought on by fire are particularly challenging to remove. It can affect your carpet and other parts of your house in different ways. Depending on the source of the fire, and the type of smoke it makes. A few particular types of smoke odours are listed below:
In general, it is best to contact a smoke damage professional. There are products available on the market known as Ozone generators. It may help in lowering the smoke odour from your carpet. These products may be useful in reducing the smell.
After years of smoking in a home, walls and contents become blemished and develop bad odours, and professional cigarette smoke odour removal is often necessary. Learn more about cleaning homes affected by tobacco residue and odours below.
Cigarette smoke residue is a yellowish-brown, gluey substance that sticks to every surface in a home, making it difficult and time-consuming to remove.
When cigarettes, pipes, or cigars burn the environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) that results, also known as “secondhand smoke”, is a complex mixture of over 6,500 compounds, more than 35 of which are associated with cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Exposure to ETS, which is “passive smoking”, affects both smokers and non-smokers.
Smoking not only affects the people exposed to smoke, but it also produces odorous substances that stick to every surface of the area where smoking has taken place. The yellowish-brown material eliminated through smoking bonds to walls, furniture, and plastics, and can permanently change their appearance. Cigarette smoke also penetrates more odour-absorbing objects, such as carpets, upholstery, bedding, clothes, and many more.
Additionally, the HVAC system of a building carries the smoke odour and chemicals throughout the structure. The affected surfaces will become unpleasant to look at, and the odours may disturb many people. The result of long-term smoking in enclosed areas is similar to that of a fire. However, tobacco smoke chemicals are much more challenging to eliminate than those of an actual fire.
Ultimately, tobacco residue is tough to remove and requires professional equipment and services. But, if you want to DIY, here are a few tips for cigarette smoke odour removal.
Long-term cigarette odour removal solutions – To eliminate cigarette smoke odour, you must thoroughly clean the tobacco smoke residue from every surface and corner in the home:
If you want inexpensive short-term solutions, try these tips:
Completely removing cigarette smoke odour from home is a very time-consuming and complicated process. If the situation is difficult, call a professional smoke remediation specialist, such as PuroClean, to remove the odour.
As tobacco residue is present throughout the entire affected area, removing it is often very difficult. There is no magic formula that just whisks away residues and smells.
Masking the odour with air fresheners only works temporarily and can pose health risks. Moreover, covering up a tobacco smell with a fresh coat of paint without cleaning first will not effectively eliminate the odour. Within weeks or months, the smoke residue will begin leaking through the colour and spread offensive odours through the room, just like before.
The only effective way to remove tobacco residue and the smell is through extensive cleaning and then sealing all structural surfaces. Restoration specialists start tobacco smoke removal by cleaning all surfaces. The cleanup always includes deodorizing agents to help eliminate the very tiny particles of tobacco smoke.
Once the technicians finish cleaning the visible surfaces, using specialized equipment is often necessary to remove the very last of the odours that are not accessible, such as inside walls or joints. Ozone generators equipment that effectively destroys the smelly particles that penetrated the hard-to-reach areas.
The next step consists of sealing the surfaces with a sealant. A product designed to seal smoke residues is required. These can lock in the very last of the stains and odours. Finally, the surfaces will be ready to paint, refinish or apply new coverings.
To remove tobacco smoke odours in your home effectively and in the shortest time possible, hire a professional restoration company like Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland, and Hibiscus Coast. We provide complete smoke cleaning and sanitation, professional deodourisation, as well as duct cleaning services.
Often these odours penetrate the existing structure and property, causing lasting damage and making their removal nearly impossible. Even though there are products available on the market that claim to remove odours and smoke scent, these products often only mask the smell, never wholly removing the damage from the structure.
What about the soft items? The soft things in a home such as upholstery, bedding, draperies, and clothes absorb odours very well and are often easily damaged. Because of this, they are tough to restore and may require specialists successfully. In many cases, though, the decision is made to replace these materials and items simply. However, at Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal services, we will take every measure possible to ensure complete removal of all harmful odour.
Our Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke mitigation service begins by washing the walls of your structure with a chemical sponge or wet wash technique. The Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland method penetrates down to the heart of your structure–thoroughly cleaning for complete smoke removal. Your structure deodourised through the use of air scrubbers, carpet cleaning, and air duct cleaning. Odours will not stand a chance against our meticulous methods.
Smoke results from incomplete combustion and consists of persistent particles (soot), oils, and gases. The pungent smoke odour comes from volatile molecules that materials release when burning.
Smoke odour can result from burning protein (meat), natural materials (wood, cotton, etc.), synthetic materials (e.g., plastic, nylon), and more. With so many substances that can burn, the restoration process requires technical knowledge and complex procedures.
The first and most crucial step in smoke odour removal is to remove the source of the odour (s). Thus, removing burnt items, such as cabinets, furniture, drywall, and non-salvageable contents. The items can be either discarded or restored, depending on their condition.
Technicians clean the salvageable items with appropriate products. They pressure wash, scrub, and disinfect exterior surfaces like walls, windows, and decks. Interior walls and hard surfaces can be cleaned with mild soap and then rinsed thoroughly. Professionals like Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal service will also clean inside cabinets, drawers, and closets, and wash household items, too. Carpets, furniture, and upholstery cleaning are often off-site. Check out how to clean fabrics after a home fire.
Smoke, soot, and odours from a fire will penetrate the duct system and any dust or other particles inside of that system. Thus, cleaning the ducts early in the smoke smell removal process is essential to prevent the HVAC system from re-contaminating areas cleaning. Of course, only professionals should clean the ductwork as it involves specialized equipment and procedures.
Our technicians will carefully and comprehensively clean any personal property located within the site of the odour or smoke damage. All draperies, furniture, and electronics in the space cleaned to remove any locked-in odour or smoke before Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland return all property to its’ original position and placement. Your property and structure are essential to us; we will work diligently to restore your space to its’ former glory using the most cost-effective, safest, most thorough, and quickest methods possible.
Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland smoke and odour removal service offer 24-hour emergency service to handle any emergency. We have been providing quality service to satisfied customers in Auckland for over 33 years, and it would be our privilege to offer you a quote on your smoke removal project. Instead of wasting your time trying to mask the damaging odours in your property, put your trust in Steam ‘n’ Dry Specialists to provide you with “premier full-service restoration”.
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Experienced, researched and written by the Stephens family at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry. Thus, includes Graeme an IICRC master restoration Technician 2001, with over 33 years of carpet cleaning and odour removal Auckland services experience.
Updated: 13th January 2021