In Smoke

Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City, TN

Smoke and soot can do serious damage to your property while also jeopardizing your health.

If your home or business has sustained smoke damage, here are a few tips which will assist during the cleanup.

Use a power vacuum to remove smoke or soot from soft materials, such as clothing, fabrics, and upholstery. You will want to use the most powerful vacuum you can find to perform this task. Once an item has been vacuumed, cover it right away so that it does not get soiled again as you continue cleanup.

Renting a rotary scrubber or an extraction machine can help in cleaning carpet that has been damaged by smoke. Most tool rental shops should have these machines available.

You may need to wash clothing and fabrics to completely remove the odor that can be caused by smoke damage. We recommend soaking these items overnight in a solution that contains deodorizers, then placing them in a washing machine the next day.

For porous hard surfaces, use a dry chemical sponge to scrub off the soot before spraying the surface with a chemical cleaner. Be sure to dry the surface completely before using any deodorizing agent. Less porous hard surfaces can be cleaned using a similar method, but by changing the concentration of the cleaning solution used on porous hard surfaces.

You can save money by doing some of the smoke cleanup yourself before hiring a professional cleaning company. However, if your home or business has been damaged by smoke, you can trust Spotless Carpet Cleaners to help with the cleanup or do all the work for you in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner. Call us at (423) 926-9251. We offer 24-hour emergency service.

Spotless Carpet Cleaners is proud to serve the cleaning and restoration needs for customers in the areas of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, Tennessee, and has done so since 1975.