Help - Remove Smoke from Fire Burn?

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  1. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Two days ago fire burned a apartment in my daughters building gutted the apartment no body hurt the problem is my daughters stuff and the whole apartment was filled with smoke so the smell is still in her stuff what can take care of the problem please she needs suggestions thanks in advance
     
  2. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Clothes would be the easiest, bleach the whites, and Arm & Hammer the rest(Tide works real well also), or try an industrial strength detergent. As for the rest of her things, she might try alot of fresh air to help eliminate the odor.

    Ray
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    I have found that sports wash in the sports dept at walley world works good in getting the smell out of clothes and bed linen.
    As for the house just lay some stockings around in hidden places filled with some cheap charcoal this will take it away in awhile.
     
  4. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    There is a product that I hear works very well for smoke damage. It is made by "HotShot" and it is similar to a bug bomb. It is made to remove smoke damage after fires. If you want more info about it send me a PM and I will locate some and give you the details.
    David Frantz
     
  5. Rat

    Rat New Member

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    Did she by any chance have renters insurance? If so, I'd get as much replaced as possible due to smoke damage.
    Rat
     
  6. nosnag

    nosnag New Member

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    I had a furnace blow up on me at my last home.The insurance company paid for the cleanup.People who came told me the only sure way to rid the smoke smell from the rooms was a complete wash down of the walls and ceilings with a good mild detergent.The rugs and furniture also had to be professionally cleaned.With a crew of five people it took three days for them to get this done .The house was 3BR,LR,and kitchen.28'x56'.There is'nt any way to get the fine film off without a wash down.
    BILL
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    You can wash down the walls, or one company makes a chemically treated brick-shaped sponge specifically designed to remove smoke & smell from walls, etc. Also, there are chemicals specifically designed to be dispersed from a fogger, so that the chemicals penetrate all nooks & crannys, just like the smoke did. Depending on how bad the smoke was, it may have gotten into the insulation, and even penetrated the wood. Fixing this problem requires removing and discarding the old insulation, painting the wood with a sealer, such as Kilz, and installing new insulation.
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Richard, Sorry to hear about your daughter's home. My son home was in the same situation but I can not remember what he did to cover up the smell. I will ask soon.
     
  9. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    the response is appreciated will look into all suggestions as for the renters insurance no such luck
     
  10. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Richard, I smoke so I use a product called RESOLVE on my furniture and carpet..seems to work OK.