When a fire starts in the kitchen, the smoke doesn’t have anywhere to go. Even if it does, some will still make its way around the room. Here’s how to remove the stains it leaves behind.
Have you ever let something cook a little too long, only to discover it’s turned into a smoking char? Everyone has at some point. If your kitchen has walls that bear the result of years of cooking lessons, never fear; you can remove the stains, and it’s easier than you may think.
Believe it or not, much of the staining you see from smoke is loose soot. Taking a vacuum cleaner to the walls and ceilings will help remove any loose particles. It will also help clean up any dust or dirt in the area, so it’s twice as effective at cleaning. While this won’t remove the more set-in stains, it’s a great way to start.
Whether you’re cleaning the walls, ceiling, or hood of your kitchen, a dry sponge is necessary. Take a clean sponge and rub it lightly over the stained area. It will loosen up the particles and allow you to better remove them. Avoid using water, though; a wet sponge can cause water damage, particular to an absorbent ceiling.
Take a large bucket and mix one gallon of water with a chemical like TSP. Follow the recommended amounts when mixing; different chemicals call for different amounts. After you’ve done this, dip a sponge into it and wring it out until it’s nearly dry. Then very lightly wipe the stained areas, but allow the solution to work. You will need to repeat this step until all the yellowing is gone.
Even with your best efforts, sometimes cleaning seems impossible. There are a number of professional services that offer kitchen and hood cleaning in Las Vegas. If you can’t seem to get the kitchen clean, don’t be afraid to ask for help.