Soot is challenging to remove but our professionals will remove smoke and other odors using advanced air scrubbing equipment and fogging devices with deodorizers. Smoke and soot damage can adversely affect your health. Those at risk include elderly, children, those who have respiratory problems or weakened immune systems. Soot and smoke are dangerous because of all the chemicals found in many of our household items and building materials.
Our homes hold an array of plastics, foams, fabrics, carpets, synthetic fabrics, wood products, wool and asbestos containing materials which do not burn cleanly resulting in soot and smoke.
Exposure to smoke and soot may occur via the skin and eyes, inhalation and ingestion. Because airborne soot particulate is invisible, you may unknowingly be affected. Soot can enter your blood stream and cause a wide array of serious health issues.
Top toxic materials found in smoke and soot during fire restoration:
- Asbestos fibers, which can cause Mesothelioma (cancer), are found in building materials used in the 1950s-1980s. If your home was built during this time there is a good chance it would contain these asbestos fibers.
- Carbon, which can be found in many household items, can produce carbon monoxide, hydrogen, ammonia, nitrogen oxides, and tar.
- PVC used throughout the home may create hydrogen chloride, phosgene, dioxin, chloromethane, bromomethane, and halocarbons.
- Sulfur may form hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and thistles that can cause residual smoke odor.
Complete Restoration Services Can Help!
The danger to your property doesn’t stop once the flames are out. Only restoration from a reputable fire and smoke damage restoration company can keep your building and contents safe from all the toxins found in fires.
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