How to Keep Ash Out?

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How to Keep Ash Out?
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By SBLocal

After being evacuated for 12 days and hearing that my house survived (thanks to our local and national Fire Fighters!) I discovered there is quite a bit of cleanup.

While my windows were shut it looks like they were not fully sealed or locked, and my home is filled with ash that came through every window and doorway. It looks like my 12 days of being evacuated might turn into twice that amount of time in trying to clean up.

Does anyone have any tips on keeping the ash out? My home and car are disasters and my HEPA filter already looks dark grey and the filters were just put in!

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a-1532033661 Dec 23, 2017 08:41 AM
How to Keep Ash Out?

As mentioned by FLICKA the key is to remove all ash from your yard. Spritz it, hose it, vacuum it, whatever... just get rid of it or you'll need to get by with closed windows until the next rains come.

420722 Dec 22, 2017 05:22 PM
How to Keep Ash Out?

Flicka has it right. I too believe with every wind event we have it’s going to stir up ash until we get that rain. Pray for it whether it’s to your god, your trees, plants or other higher power..we need it!

a-1532033661 Dec 22, 2017 02:31 PM
How to Keep Ash Out?

If you figure that one out let the rest of us know. You can't keep it out unless you completely seal all windows and doors and you don't want that b/c you need air exchange (it would be against code as well). It is going to come through for quite awhile especially when the winds blow - after Zaca ashes were falling for many many months after, from the hills. They are fine small particles that will get into the little tiny openings and come in every time you open your doors to exit.

Flicka Dec 22, 2017 12:37 PM
How to Keep Ash Out?

Well, good luck. I got all the inside ash cleaned up for our coming company; then a breeze blew another load into the house, onto everything. I think it came from the roof and yard. We will likely live with this until a good rain. If it's a hard enough rain the flooding will begin. It will take a long while to get back to normal.

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