Smoke Damage Cleaning

Don’t let your business wreak of smoke odor, get it cleaned by a professional at Hallmark Mitigation today.

Smoke Damage Cleaning

Smoke damage restoration and odor removal can be a bit tricky. The smoke from a fire, cigar, or cigarette gets in places in your commercial property or office that you may have never thought of.

You might spend more time and money trying to clean the smoke odor and soot without any results. This can happen because you aren’t focusing on the right areas and don’t have the correct technology to deodorize a structure.

Smoke Damage Cleaning Techniques

There are a few ways to clean up smoke damage. Not every fire or cigarette damage will require the same cleaning method. Here are a few of the more common smoke damage cleaning methods.


  • Hand Cleaning – not every process can be automized, mainly depending on the type of contents that needs to be cleaned in your building. Furniture, books, pictures, large items and the structure of the building typically have to be washed by hand removing the smoke and soot.


  • Thermal Fogger – when you have an odor, a thermal fogger can be a great asset to completely engulf an area getting the fogging solution in every nook and crevice. Thermal fogging is an effective smoke odor removal procedure because it recreates the fire-related properties of heat and pressurization. Porous material picks up thermally activated deodorant droplets in the same manner in which they picked up the smoke odors, closely duplicating what occurs during a fire.


  • Hydroxyl Machines – mother nature uses hydroxyl molecules to clean and scrub the environment. Hydroxyls are produced with the decomposition of hydroperoxide. With a unique piece of technology, we can use these Hydroxyl machines to recreate them to fight and combat odor. Hydroxyls actually neutralize odor molecules and gasses by breaking down their chemical bonds once attached.

Fire Smoke Cleaning

Hard To Clean Smoke Areas


When you have smoke damage, either from fire, cigar, or cigarette, you might not realize all the areas smoke will penetrate that makes it very difficult to clean.


  • Carpet

  • Behind Cabinets

  • Behind Vanity

  • Behind Appliances

  • Inside Wall Outlets

  • Drywall

  • Inside Cabinets

Smoke Damage F.A.Q.

Business owners don’t deal with smoke damage every day, so it can be difficult to know not only what to do, but the right questions to ask. Here are some of our most common frequently asked questions.

Should I call my insurance first?

No, not necessarily. What a lot of property owners don’t realize is that when you call your insurance company regarding a loss, that call goes into your Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (C.L.U.E.) report. It contains a seven-year snapshot of info about you, including a list of any claims you’ve made. This phone call could impact your premiums going forward. Before you call your insurance company, call a restoration professional to get an accurate quote, if the quote is above your deductible, call your insurance to file a claim.

Can you remove cigarette odor from my walls?
It depends on how long you have been smoking in your property. If your walls have turned yellow due to the nicotine, the easiest way to remove the smoke odor might be to replace the drywall entirely. Give us a call, and we would be happy to inspection the smoke damage.
How do I know if I have smoke damage?

You will start seeing visual evidence on the ceilings, walls or furniture. You might start seeing black lines on the ceiling where the studs are located, yellow stains from nicotine, or little black particles from smoke soot landing on horizontal surfaces.

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