The damage from smoke extends beyond what the eye can see. It does not just damage properties but it also has long-term effects on health as well. This is why in the aftermath of a fire, you should hire the services of a professional smoke damage restoration company to help properly and effectively remove the smoke, its odor, and its fine particles from your property. You need a professional to thoroughly clean the smoke damage. Ignoring them is not an option because of several reasons. Here are some of them:
The smoke from a home fire can be toxic since it is not just derived from wood. It is also coming from other materials like plastics, leather, and chemicals. Once they burn, the fine particles it produces is the biggest health threat as they can cause a range of health problems to those who are exposed to them. It can cause burning eyes and a runny nose. It can also penetrate the lungs and cause various respiratory diseases. Worse, longer exposure is even linked to premature death.
Remember that smoke odor particles are microscopic. This means that they are so small as to be visible only with a microscope. You cannot see them with your naked eye. And for something that you cannot see, they will be so hard to remove as well. Thus, if you don’t have the necessary tools, equipment, and training on how to properly clean and remove them from your property after the fire, you should call an expert smoke damage restoration company as they can help with this.
The smoke does not stay in one place only. Once there is smoke, it will travel through your home’s walls, ventilation systems, pipes, electrical sockets, and even through the small cracks in your plaster and drywall. So even if the fire only affected a certain area of your home, the smoke it produces will affect your entire property. No matter how tight or sealed the other rooms in your home may be.
Smoke odor cannot be eliminated easily. It is persistent as it can remain in your clothes, bedding, furniture, carpets, curtains, and draperies for a long time. This is why if you want to remove the smoke odor, you need to have your property thoroughly and professionally cleaned. Contact a professional smoke damage restoration company as they have the expertise and equipment required to properly remove soot and smoke, and to clean and deodorize your property. They can even apply odor-blocking sealants to ensure that the smoke odor won’t persist.
As mentioned earlier, you cannot easily remove the smoke odor particulates from your property. You need the specialized tools, equipment, and techniques to do this. For instance, ozone treatments are one of the best tools out there for smoke odor removal as it chemically changes the molecules in the air to eliminate contaminants that caused the smoke odor. Now if you don’t know this technique, or if you don’t have ready access to the tools and equipment needed to do this job, then you cannot effectively remove the smoke odor. The services of a professional are necessary to properly handle the job.
Integrity Restoration Management is your best choice! We have the expertise necessary to handle the job and we have ready access to the right tools and equipment to properly remove soot and smoke odor. We can clean and deodorize your property to make sure it’ll be safe once you move back in. So let us help you secure your property and rebuild your home. Get in touch with us for a free consultation!