How to treat Smoke Damage
As a landlord or letting agent you will know that accidents can happen and that some tenants are not that careful. I recently had to attend a property where the tenant had left a pan on the cooker which caused extensive smoke damage to the kitchen, entrance hall and lounge. In this blog I will talk you through the process on how to treat smoke damage to your property.
Cleaning & Preparation
Firstly the walls, ceilings and woodwork need to be washed down extensively using a solution especially for smoke damage, we have a variety at our disposal which will remove the soot, smoke and kill the bacteria. We then treated the affected rooms with an ozone treatment, this will kill any remaining bacteria and odours especially those in the soft furnishings and carpets. The wood work, walls & ceilings were prepared for decorating as normal, however in this case the kitchen ceiling needed to be removed, replaced and skimmed.
The walls, ceilings & woodwork were all painted with a BIN Zinsser primer sealer & stain block which also provides a vapour stain block, ideal for smoke damage. Once this had dried we were able to carry out the decorating as normal painting throughout in white emulsion with undercoat and a white gloss finish to the wood work. Both the tenant and landlord were really pleased with the results, not only did the rooms look brighter but all trace of smoke odour had been removed.
Fabric Odour Control
In some cases we may need to do further cleaning or treatments to the soft furnishings and carpets. As members of The National Carpet Cleaners Association and Trustmark approved contractors we’re trained and qualified to carry out odour kill & fabric refresh treatments. To find out more you can visit our bespoke Professional Carpet Cleaning Website at http://sleephaven.co.uk/