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Thursday 9 May 2019

Why You Should Repair Smoke Damage

Posted by at 3:00 PM

After a fire, you may not think much about the smoke damage in your home. However, smoke damage restoration is just as important as fire damage restoration. Regardless of how much fire there actually was, you need to be aware of how much smoke came into your home. Any lingering smoke could lead to some long-term effects.

Smoke is Dangerous

Inhaling smoke can cause serious health concerns. The first you'll probably notice is coughing or some other respiratory problems. But you can also become dizzy, have a miscarriage or other reproductive issues, damage your immune system, and even get cancer. These side effects will really depend on what was burned in the fire and what is causing the smoke. The more smoke you breathe in, the more likely it is that you'll see the side effects to your health. Call a restoration company for smoke damage restoration immediately.

Smoke Spreads

Smoke works differently than fire and spreads more easily. It's not so easy to contain, either. Smoke will get inside your vents and can be embedded in your carpet. Ceilings, floors, and upholstery will absorb it as well. You'll find damage from the smoke in many areas of your home that may not have been touched by the fire. That's why restoration companies will measure the smoke inside of your home with a measurement device. It's possible for a home to not be safe to live in and you don't even know it – though you do probably smell it.

Smoke Leaves Visible Damage

When smoke is absorbed, it stains. You'll find that your ceilings, your carpets, your pillows, anything that came into contact with the smoke has either a grey or yellowish tint to it. This discoloration process can take time, and to the normal eye, it may seem like there's no damage at all at first. Companies that handle smoke damage restoration will see the early signs of this damage, which will make it easier for them to clean the smoke away. The earlier you treat stains, the more likely it is you'll be able to salvage the item.

Smoke Leaves Invisible Damage

Finally, smoke leaves behind an odor. Even after most of the smoke has left your house, the stains left behind will continue to smell. Along with smoke damage restoration, you also need to disinfect your home to get rid of any lingering bacteria. This is something a restoration company can help you do as well.

At ANR Restoration, we know the ins and outs of smoke damage restoration. You never have to worry about stains, smells, or lingering health concerns. Give us a call today at (812) 220-0671. We are available 24/7 for emergency services.