This is Why Your House Still Smells Like Smoke

Posted on January 15, 2019 by ANR Restoration

Smoke damage can happen for a myriad of reasons. A house fire is only one of them. Smoke travels a lot farther than you might expect, which is why smoke removal service is crucial. Whether it's from a house fire, a closed chimney vent, or a smoking oven, hire a restoration company to get rid of your smoke – don't wait for it to go away on its own.

Lingering Smoke Is Dangerous

So you put out the fire, cleaned your oven, or opened up the chimney vent. That means you're good, right? Actually, smoke travels so fast that by the time you get rid of the source, it's probably managed to go further than you wanted it to. Smoke left unattended can lead to health problems. While smoke from a wood fire is okay (we love campfires, after all) any burning electronics, food particles, and other non-bonfire elements can lead to serious health conditions. Prolonged smoke inhalation can cause respiratory problems and dizziness, miscarriages, and even death. The quicker you can get smoke removed, the less risk you leave for yourself and your family. Remember – you can get used to the smell of smoke, but that doesn't mean it's completely gone.

Smoke Can Be Hard to Remove

Smoke lingers in the air, affecting the quality of the air you breathe. It also clings to fabrics like clothing, furniture, and even carpet. Eventually, you will see your belongings turning yellow from the leftover smoke. These aren't things you can fix on your own. Hiring a smoke removal service is your best bet since they have the equipment to remove the smoke safely and effectively. They can even test the air quality in your home to be sure it's safe to live in again. Restoration companies like ANR Restoration use oxygen masks while they clean so they don't endanger themselves while they clean your home, so you don't have to worry about putting anyone else's lives in danger.

Smoke Gets Everywhere

You might not think of this at the time, but smoke will rise to your air vents. So even if you think the smoke is contained in one room like your kitchen, it can spread pretty much everywhere in your home. And since we can become nose-blind to odors like smoke, you'd never know it spread into other rooms without detective equipment. A smoke removal service will be able to tell you exactly how far the smoke has gone and will be able to get rid of all of it. You won't have to wonder if any place has been missed.

Smoke removal services are there to give you peace of mind. You don't have to worry about your loved ones inhaling smoke months after a fire or smoking incident. Call a restoration company today if you experience any smoke infestation. ANR Restoration is a full restoration company that can help you with all cleaning and restoration needs. Give us a call today at (812) 220-0671.