If your home has been through a fire, you need an expert fire and smoke damage remediation expert to clean things up and make your space safe again. We’re not just telling you that because that’s our job, either – there’s scientific data that shows there are five scary, long-term effects of mishandled smoke damage remediation. Here’s what you need to know. 

5 Scary Long-Term Effects of Mishandled Smoke Damage

Smoke particles are packed with chemicals and toxins, and many of them – like carbon monoxide, ammonia and formaldehyde – can be very hazardous to your health. The problem is that when the fire goes out, smoke particles stick around. They settle into all the items in your home that can absorb them (including upholstery, clothing, floors and walls, and even food containers). They can even get into your HVAC system and settle in locations far from where the actual fire was located. 

And smoke damage can remain dangerous to you and your family for months – or longer – after the fire. 

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Check out these five potentially harmful long-term effects that you and your family could suffer if the smoke damage in your home is handled improperly:

  1. Coughing and shortness of breath
  2. Skin and eye irritations
  3. Chronic bronchitis
  4. Heart and lung disease
  5. Cancer

So what does this mean?

It means you absolutely need to work with a smoke and fire damage remediation company that knows what it’s doing – and that can thoroughly clean your space to make sure it’s safe for you, your kids and your pets. 

Do You Need a Disaster Remediation Expert in Washtenaw County or Jackson County?

If your home has already been damaged, we can help. Check out our services and call 734-352-9183 for your free disaster remediation quote today. We offer:

Water damage restoration

Mold removal and remediation

Fire and smoke restoration

Sewer cleanup and disinfecting


Wind and storm damage repair