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The Harmful Effects of a Fire

3/27/2021 (Permalink)

Aftermath of a house fire A professional fire restoration company like SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach has had years of experience responding to fire jobs.

In an instant, anyone can experience a fire in their home, suffering damage and possible loss of valuable items. Unfortunately, home fires are common in Deerfield Beach as a fire only needs three elements to begin: oxygen, heat, and fuel. Kitchens, electronics, lamps, or candles are all possible sources of heat, while close to everything found in a home these days can be a fuel source. Fire damage, depending on the source of the heat or the amount of fuel there is to be burned, can range in size and effects.

1. Smoke

Smoke is comprised of tiny particles that did not fully burn or combust in a fire. Regardless of where the collection of particles came from, smoke inhalation poses a huge threat to homeowners. Different materials when burned release different chemicals. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are among the chemicals created from fires. In large quantities these chemicals are dangerous and damaging when allowed to linger in the air. Varying particle irritants other elements may also cause irritation to the respiratory system, so it is important to rid a home of smoke before occupying it once more.

2. Soot

Another effect of fire damage, soot contamination is similar to that of smoke damage. Soot is also made up of particles including chemicals, metal, or dust. It is not recommended to allow soot to go untreated, any exposure can impact indoor air quality and potential health risk.

3. Odor

The burning of wood might be a great smell coming from a candle, but this is not the case in a house fire. The presence of odor is the remainder of smoke having made its way into the material left allowing it to linger. Aside from the nuisance odor causes, there are also health effects to consider.

Regardless of the size of a fire, fire damage can still affect a home. Once it is safe, calling a professional restoration company to inspect your home is imperative for the well-being of your home and loved ones. Our team can properly provide a full range of all the damage your home has endured after a fire and what will happening during the restoration process. A fire can be scary but seeking professional help for your fire damage can leave you with a peace of mind.

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