Cleaning after the Marshall fire in Boulder, Superior, and Louiseville CO
As Boulder County and its surrounding areas try to recover after the devastating Marshall fire, some of those in our community may be wondering how to return to their everyday life and restore their property to pre-fire and pre-smoke condition. If any smoke, soot, or ash entered your home, the sooner clean up starts the better, as the debris from fires can cause lasting damage if left on surfaces. We care about our community and want you to be able to save the important items in your home or business.
One of the most effective solutions for removing fire damage and controlling odors left behind is TSP, or tri-sodium phosphate. TSP can be mixed into different solutions depending on what needs to be cleaned. TSP is corrosive, so if you choose to use it, make sure to wear rubber gloves to protect yourself and read any warning labels.
Some recommendations from the Red Cross on the usage of TSP
Mix 5 tablespoons TSP in with laundry detergent before washing with warm water.
For walls, floors, and furniture:
Mix 5 tablespoons TSP with 1cup household cleaner into a gallon of water. After being washed from the floor up to prevent streaking, all areas should be rinsed with warm water then dried.
SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is here for you!
We are so sorry to those in our community who experienced a loss during this time. Know that our thoughts are with you and please reach out to us at (303)494-2000 if you are in need of help dealing with the aftermath of the Marshall fire.