The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has produced a helpful guide to help homeowners who have experienced a house fire: After the Fire! Returning to Normal (PDF). View it online or pick up a copy at Station 81.
In the brochure, a simple cleaning solution is recommended for clothing (test garments before using treatment), walls, floors, and furniture - for removing smoke and mildew, combine the following:
- 4 to 6 tablespoons Tri-Sodium Phosphate (look for it labeled TSP in the cleaning or paint supply section)
- 1 cup household cleaner or chlorine bleach
- 1 gallon warm water