What You Need to Know About Smoke Damage After a Fire

What You Need to Know About Smoke Damage After a Fire

Smoke damage can be extensive – even if the fire that caused it was relatively small and put out quickly. Particles from smoke can travel farther than the location of the fire, and they can get into your home’s air vents, walls and so many other places.

And smoke damage can be a huge part of fire damage. Certainly a fire can cause warping and discoloration in your home, and it burns up everything in its path – but the smoke can do damage because it includes thousands of compounds from the things that were burned in the fire. You can often see smoke residue because it deposits itself on your walls, appliances and everything else in your home when it settles.

Smoke Damage: It Can Be Toxic

Because smoke particles can contain thousands of compounds that came from everything that burned in your space, it can be terribly toxic. Even without dangerous chemicals in it, it’s still toxic to humans and pets – and it can get everywhere. It’s not uncommon for us to find it behind drapes, in people’s dresser drawers, and inside walls or in other cavities, like the attic.

That makes fire and smoke odors difficult to remove – but we can, and often do, tackle those jobs and make sure everything’s as good as new. We use several techniques, including:

  • Removing the source of the smell
  • Proper ventilation
  • Complete cleaning
  • Treatment with counteractants, when appropriate

With the right treatment, we’re often able to remove smoke odors – but the longer they’re in your home without being removed, the harder they are to remove. That’s why it’s so important to get in touch with a fire and smoke remediation specialist as soon as possible after a fire.

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