Smoke Odor Removal

Smoke In the House From Fire

A fire is one of the most destructive disasters that can happen to your property. It consumes everything in its wake and threatens human lives in the process. However, what happens in the post-fire situation is jusr as crucial. You see, fire can continue harming your property and its occupants long after the final embers have been put out.

The smoke clouds that a fire produces leave behind particles and chemicals that are harmful to both property and human health. If this goes untreated for long periods of time, you can start seeing serious smoke damage on your property.

The smoke from a burning building generates lots of soot. It also sends caustic chemicals wafting into the air. Both soot and chemicals eventually settle down on surfaces and cling tightly to them as the environment cools down. This creates a persistent burnt odor that doesn’t seem to go away even after regular cleaning methods have been applied. Meanwhile, caustic chemicals combine with moisture in the air to create acids that eat away at wood, metals and fabrics. If this is allowed to continue for long stretches, the structural integrity of your house can weaken and its contents can be put in jeopardy as well.

If a fire has recently occurred in your residence or place of business, make sure no additional damage from smoke remnants happens. Contact one of the proven companies affiliated with Restoration Renegades for fast and effective smoke odor removal services. Our restoration experts have the tools and experience to get the job done. We’ve brought homes and businesses back from disaster in just about every location in America. 

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Potential Harm from Smoke Damage

  • Weakened and discolored woodwork– Acid can eat away at wooden floors, ceilings and walls at a micro level. It may not be noticeable at first, but wood will eventually flake, crack and scratch more easily once it’s been chemically weakened by caustic substances.
  • Corroded metals–Caustic residue from smoke combines with moisture to create weak acids that corrode metal parts of your home and furniture. This diminishes their ability to support weight and gives them an unpleasant, worn out look.
  • Respiratory disorders – Soot and chemical particles can cause respiratory irritations and they can aggravate pre-existing conditions such as asthma and allergies. As a precaution, you’ll want to wear a face mask while smoke odor removal operations are underway.
  • Skin irritation – When soot and chemicals make contact with skin, there’s a real possibility of irritation even if you aren’t allergic to these particles. Itching, redness and swelling are common symptoms of smoke-related skin irritation.
  • Electronic failure – Your gadgets and appliances have very sensitive circuit boards that will fail when acid from caustic substances get in contact with them. During a fire, smoke can fill entire rooms and get into the small vents that gadget and appliances use for heat exhaust.
  • Damaged artwork – Paintings and sculptures are delicate works of art that can be ruined by exposure to smoke. The same acid that can eat away at metals and wood can discolor the paint on a canvas and the stone that makes up a sculpture. When this happens, the art piece’s beauty is diminished and its monetary value is reduced.
  • Water contamination– Water in smoke-damaged areas can be contaminated with caustic substances, making it more acidic than normal tap water. Bathing with this water can irritate your skin, while ingesting it can upset your stomach. Imagine being exposed to acid rain and you’ll get the idea.

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