The damage a fire causes remains even long after it is put out. Smoke and soot have acidic compositions that could result in long-lasting harm to your home, belongings, and family. Smoke can corrode metal and damage marble and glass, as well as discolor porous materials such as clothing, drywall, floors, and fabric. Additionally, odors from smoke damage smell unpleasant and are dangerous to human health.
The experts at ServiceMaster discuss the different types of smoke damage and how they can be harmful.
Health Hazards of Smoke Damage
Smoke can contain tiny, microscopic particles that, when inhaled, can cause lung damage. Those most vulnerable to the effects of smoke damage include children, teenagers, and the elderly. The following symptoms may be experienced by those who inhale smoke:
Smoke has an acidic composition which causes discoloration and damage to surfaces. The same acidic content can result in severe skin irritation in humans.
Three Different Types of Smoke
Each type of smoke presents a different hassle, but all three result in long-term property damage if immediate and proper solutions aren’t applied.
How to Deal With Smoke Damage
All three types of smoke are harmful, which makes proper and professional removal important. Untreated smoke damage causes lasting damage and health concerns, so contact a restoration and cleanup company right away.
At ServiceMaster by Wright, our comprehensive fire and smoke damage restoration process includes: