Experiencing a house fire is devastating. But the aftermath of a fire, such as the smoke and soot, can be just as dangerous as the flames themselves. Chemicals from these waste products can be harmful to your health. ServiceMaster of Baltimore wants you to understand the dangers of smoke damage to your home, and how their services can help make your space clean again.
What Makes Smoke Damage So Dangerous?
In order to understand the dangers of smoke damage, we must first understand what smoke is. Smoke is a complex mixture of gases and particles that are produced from burning carbon-containing materials such as wood, brush, and home structures. All smoke contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and soot. Sometimes the dangers of smoke damage aren’t obvious. Even if you may not see the damage, it can greatly affect your health, as well as your belongings.
Your Health: The fine particles in the smoke are considered the most dangerous threat from smoke, as they can penetrate deep into your lungs. If this happens, you might experience burning eyes, a runny nose, or even chronic heart and lung diseases, depending on your exposure and health risk.
Your Belongings: Some areas of your home might not look like they suffered any damage. But this isn’t true. Smoke particles can get caught on soft, porous surfaces, such as your furniture, curtains, and carpets. These items will require professional cleaning to remove the particles and odor caused by the smoke.
It’s important to clean the soot and smoke damage from your home because of the risks they pose to your health, including short and long-term effects.
What’s Involved In Fire Damage Restoration?
ServiceMaster of Baltimore understands the health hazards involved with the dangers of smoke damage, making fire restoration difficult. But we’re here to help. We have years of experience in returning homes and offices back to their pre-loss condition, helping families and individuals just like you.
We’re known for our consistency, speed, and high standards of customer service. Our complete fire damage restoration and smoke cleanup goes beyond removing damaged items. We secure and protect your home or office by tarping roofs and boarding windows when necessary. We’ll also assess the property to determine what items and structures can be saved.
We will completely clean areas that were affected by the fire, performing HVAC duct cleaning, deodorization, power washing, soda blasting, and ice blasting as required. We also offer an ultrasonic machine that removes soot particles from the surface of your belongings to save as much of your property as possible.
Call us today at 410-780-1700 to discuss how we can help you.