Home Fires and Smoke Damage Aftermath
Home fires are extremely scary. For those fortunate enough to get out of their home and get the fire contained quickly, the damage that the fire causes is often the focus. Flames can move throughout the home quickly, burning and ruining every item in their path. Once the flames have been put out, however, the home is left with smoke damage. Smoke damage can completely devastate a home if not properly and swiftly addressed. In fact, smoke damage can occur in rooms where the fire was not even present.
Property damage in fires means damage directly from the flames as well as damage that comes from the smoke. With so much attention placed on the flames, people often overlook the massive dangers linked to smoke damage. The following are some of the most common issues like to smoke damage after a home fire:
- Smoke odor present throughout the home
- Warped plastic
- Warped wood
- Yellow stains on walls
- Yellow stains on ceilings
- Household textiles covered in soot
- Toxic air throughout the home
- Smoke odor found on upholstered furniture, drapery, clothing, and carpets
Salvaging items that have smoke damage is a complicated issue. A smoke damage expert will need to assess the home and the impacted items to determine what can be saved. In addition, smoke damage experts will need to look throughout the home to tackle lingering smoke in less obvious places like y crevices and cracks where particles may linger. Since the smell of smoke can last for months following a fire, it is extremely important to get the damage assessed by a professional.
At SERVPRO of Altamonte Springs / Longwood, our fire damage repair and restoration specialists have years of experience in handling both fire damage and smoke damage. If you or a loved one have experience a home fire, please call us immediately for a free consultation.