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Unlike fire extinguishers, the Hero Fire Spray doesn’t leave a mess. But depending on the fire, there are some guidelines you have to follow.
Remember, putting out a fire is just half of the equation. You must clean up and check for any signs of damage. Thankfully, cleaning up after using the Hero Fire Spray is relatively easy.
How to Clean Up After Using the Hero Fire Spray
The Hero Fire Spray effectively puts out a fire in seconds. But how do you deal with the aftermath? Are there specific things you have to prepare?
Here’s how to clean up after using the Hero Fire Spray:
1. Turn off the air conditioner.
If you have an AC, turn it off after putting out the fire. Letting your AC run while cleaning up fire damage increases the risk of the odor and soot migrating to other parts of your house.
These particles can travel through vents and eventually stick to fibrous or porous materials like clothes, bedding, and wallpaper.
You can skip this step if the AC wasn’t on when the fire occurred.
2. Ventilate the affected area.
Do this by opening doors and windows. You can also create a crosscurrent of air by putting fans in the opposite direction to push the odor out.
While this won’t instantly remove the smoke smell, it can help eliminate some of the odor.
3. Clean the surfaces.
Wipe off the area with the Hero Fire Spray residue using a rag. The Hero Fire Spray isn’t toxic, so don’t worry about harming your family.
However, you have to be patient if you just put out a grease fire. Cleaning up after a grease fire requires more effort than other types of fire (e.g., paper fires). It’s because soot and grease are sticky and may not come off with one wipe.
Put on rubber gloves to clean up after using the Hero Fire Spray to extinguish a grease fire. Then, dip the rag into the solutions below, depending on the residue:
- Degreaser Products: They can cut through the soot’s film on many surfaces. Just check the label to see what surfaces you can use them on.
- Dry Soot Sponges: These tools remove residue without water or cleaning products.
- Distilled Vinegar: This common household solution can cut through grease and absorb smoke odor.
- Trisodium Phosphate: This industrial chemical mixed with water effectively removes sticky soot. It’s a strong cleaning agent, so be careful and avoid splashing it. Take note that it can ruin ceramic tiles and chrome fixtures.
4. Clean appliances and check for any signs of damage.
Soot can corrode appliances over time. The longer the soot stays on, the more difficult it is to get rid of.
If you have soot on your appliances, use dishwashing liquid mixed with hot water to remove them. Dip a sponge into the solution. Then, scrub the surface slowly in a vertical motion.
Next, check the seals around doors for any signs of damage. If the fire was huge, we recommend having your appliances checked by a professional to make sure you can still use them.
While we gave you specific guidelines on cleaning up after using the Hero Fire Spray, you can simply wipe the residue off if the fire is small and it didn’t damage anything. Stay prepared, hero!