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Dealing with Soot Stains

Even when a house fire is relatively minor and doesn’t cause structural damage, the aftermath can be messy and smelly. Soot stains can be particularly challenging to scrub off walls, cabinets, and possessions. Plus, they negatively affect the indoor air quality of homes near the Hamptons. It’s a good idea to contact a professional restoration company to ensure the job will get done right the first time, but you can also watch this featured video for some quick stain removal tips.

The expert featured here discusses her recommended brand of scrub sponge for easily wiping soot stains off objects like kitchen cabinets. A blend of vinegar and water is often effective for removing the odor. The vinegar trick also works well for laundering soot stained clothing and table linens. After shaking off the soot, launder the stained items with high-performance laundry detergent and a cup of distilled white vinegar.