Homeowners don’t often realize that after suffering from a house fire, there are still a lot of dangers after the flames have been extinguished. Smoke and soot byproducts spread after a fire, engulf all materials they come in contact with, and pose toxic health threats.
When a fire occurs, many combustible items do not burn clean. Items that contain chemicals become extremely dangerous when burned, and they can release toxins and other harmful byproducts into your McDonough home. Some everyday items that will release dangerous byproducts after a fire include:
Because smoke lingers for several weeks following a fire, leaving thick layers of soot that are difficult to remove, and the health risks caused by the burning of regular items, it is important to leave fire damage restoration and restoration to the professionals. Restoration 1 of McDonough wants you to be aware of a few of the dangers that are presented following a fire.
The structural integrity of the home is greatly compromised following a fire. You should not attempt to reenter your home, even if the flames are put out, until it has been deemed safe by a professional inspector. The risk of falling structures, or deteriorating floors is not worth it. Professional fire damage restoration companies are trained and experienced in building safety and will be able to perform necessary fire damage restoration to ensure the integrity of your home is restored.
Breathing in smoke is obviously bad for your lungs, but even after the flames have died, the lingering odor can cause additional breathing issues. Porous materials, like drywall, furniture, carpet, and wood are known to hold the most amount of smoke damage. When inhaled, the byproducts of smoke damage can cause:
Without the proper safety equipment and respirators, you should not try to clean up your home following fire damage. Professional fire damage restoration crews have adequate breathing equipment to keep themselves safe from toxic fumes.
The byproducts of smoke and soot are extreme skin irritants. When trying to wipe up soot on surfaces, you risk exposing yourself to these irritants. Lingering soot and ash can also still be hot, causing serious burns and injury on contact. Even clothing that was exposed to fire and soot or smoke can cause serious skin irritation. Let professional fire restoration companies handle the cleanup of soot and smoke to make sure that it is safely and completely removed from your home so you do not have to risk skin exposure. Eyes are also extremely sensitive to smoke and soot. Instant watering and redness will occur upon exposure, and even long-term irritation can occur after being in an area with high levels of smoke and soot damage.
The risks and devastation that follow house fires should never be underestimated. By putting your home’s restoration in the hands of professionals, you save yourself from the dangers that follow a house fire. With the proper training, equipment, protection, and experience, Restoration 1 of McDonough will be able to guarantee safe fire damage restoration for your home.
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Homeowners don’t often realize that after suffering from a house fire, there are still a lot of dangers after the flames have been extinguished. Smoke and soot byproducts spread after a fire, engulf all materials they come in contact with, and pose toxic health threats. When a fire occurs, many combustible items do not burn […]