After a fire, homeowners or renters may not know the correct steps to take to improve their homes and fully remove the hazards of smoke and soot. Leftover soot and smoke can cause health problems and weaken your immune system when not handled quickly and by a professional. Sawyer Restoration wants to inform all customers of the hazards of smoke and soot and keep them from major illnesses in the future. The longer you wait to call a professional, the more repairs you will ultimately have to deal with later.
Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Fire
A fire can damage multiple areas of your home and cost you a lot of money to repair. You may be tempted to save some money by cleaning up your home by yourself, but hiring restoration professionals is the only way to fully remove soot and smoke from your home. Your whole home is not safe until you know that the chemicals, bacteria, and particles are removed from your entire home. Sawyer Restoration works to remove all of these hazards so that you can get back to your life.
Common Health Risks
Once a fire occurs, the fire may not completely burn through certain materials that contain toxic materials. These harmful chemicals are hazards of smoke and soot and can be found in plastics, carpets, synthetic fabrics, wool, and other asbestos-containing materials. Burning these materials and sending them into the air can cause major health risks including:
- Mesothelioma (cancer)
- Carbon monoxide poising
- Ammonia poising
- Lung cancer
- Heart attacks
- Shortness of breath
- Burning eyes
- Skin discoloration
Once the flames are extinguished, you need to take extra precautions if you are going to enter the home before it has been professionally cleaned. Wear gloves, eye protection, and a mask to keep out pollutants and avoid toxins entering your lungs or bloodstream. If you want to avoid illness, make sure you do not visit the area before professional cleaners have ensured it is safe. Proper ventilation will help restore indoor air quality and contacting a restoration company as soon as possible will ensure a safe home.
Total Removal Of Smoke And Soot From Your Home
Professionals will know the right procedures and have the equipment to fully rid your home of toxins. Sawyer Restoration helps to restore your home from fire damage, smoke damage, and other fire-related discomforts.
Sawyer Restoration helps to remove toxins and odor from your space. We work as quickly as possible to limit leftover smoke from continuing to damage your walls, insulation, and other materials. One of the hidden hazards of smoke and soot is that it is corrosive. Calling us as soon as possible can limit corroding your walls, furniture, carpet, and other materials and repair your building quicker. It is never a good idea to leave smoke and soot until the last minute, the hazards of smoke and soot can make it hard to live in your home.
Contact Sawyer Restoration
When you hire our company, you will get the best customer service and the best cleaning services. Our team at Sawyer Restoration helps you to restore your home from flood, fire, smoke, mold, sewage, and more. No matter the severity of your damage, we take the proper measures to restore your home. We provide all of our services on residential and commercial buildings so your home and business can give a great first impression. If your home has experienced damage, give us a call to schedule your appointment today!