Fire damage restoration can be both time consuming and difficult, which makes it a good idea to use a professional when it comes to fire restoration. However, if you want to do it yourself, here are a few tips that can help.
First of all, you will need to clean your carpets and floors. For carpets, be sure you read the manufacturer instructions if you have them since some carpets can shrink if they are shampooed. If you have the option to take the carpet out, then it is often a good idea to clean the carpets outside using a high-pressure hose to rinse off all of the dirt and soot.
Next, using a sponge and a commercial rug shampoo, scrub the carpets working in two feet areas at a time. If the soot is in the carpet deep, use a brush with stiff bristles. Rinse the carpet well with water, using the least amount of water you can, since the water will gradually weaken the carpet backing. Once the carpet is finally clean, you will need to thoroughly dry out the carpet immediately to prevent damage to the carpet.