How To Get Smoke Smell Out Of Clothes

How To Clean Clothes After a House Fire

Fire Restoration

In the aftermath of a fire, it’s important to take immediate action to save your home and its contents. This is especially important regarding sensitive items such as clothes, draperies, and other textiles. In this article, you will learn how to clean clothes after a fire.

Replacing them may cost a lot of money, so it’s best to try to save textiles that haven’t been scorched or severely water-damaged. Hiring a professional restoration company is the safest option to restore smoke/soot-damaged clothing and fabrics properly. They use the proper cleaning solutions, equipment, and techniques to restore contents after a fire.

However, if you don’t plan on hiring a professional restorer, see the tips below on how to clean clothes after a fire. Be warned: don’t try to clean smoke-damaged textiles unless you know proper procedures, or you may cause further damage.

How to Clean Clothes After a Fire

Minimize the Damage

Sort Out the Fabrics

Remove the Soot from Fabrics

Deodorize the Clothing

You should deodorize fabrics before they are cleaned, or the smoke odor could persist in the material. We do not recommend a DIY deodorization as perfumes, aerosol sprays, or disinfectants only temporarily masks the odor.

For proper deodorization, ozone treatment is needed. Professional fire restoration technicians use this deodorizing process, which eliminates odor by breaking up each smoke molecule.

Wash Smoke-Damaged Clothes

Once your clothes and textiles are deodorized, you can clean them. Here’s how:

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Unless you have the time, tools, and experience necessary to know how to clean clothes after a fire, always go with a professional company. You will be saving yourself a lot of trouble and money by hiring a company that knows how to handle smoke-damaged clothes and other personal property. For professional fire damage restoration and smoke damage restoration, contact your local PuroClean office.

Last edited on 31st of July 2022