April 2, 2020 in Restoration & Mitigation
Once a fire is extinguished, it is time to hire a restoration company. Smoke damage is extremely dangerous and can be harmful to the health of the residents. It can also damage items such as carpet, furniture, and walls. Fortunately, when disaster strikes, Extreme Carpet Care & Restoration is here to help. We are available 24/7 to come begin the restoration process as soon as the fire is out. Read on to learn more about the harmful impact smoke damage can have on your home.
Smoke Damage Lingers
The fire can be long gone, but smoke damage can linger. In fact, the longer a homeowner waits to deal with the cleanup, the worse the long-term smoke damage will be. It is critical that the restoration process starts as soon as possible, because this allows the best chance for items to be fully cleaned.
Discoloration & Corrosion
Smoke can lead to discoloration. It can cause the walls and countertops to turn yellow over time. All surfaces in the home need to be cleaned as soon as possible. If cleaning is done early, the home can be saved from discoloration. Over time, smoke damage can also cause metal items to corrode and rust.
Embed in Soft Fibers
Smoke likes to embed itself into soft fibers. After a fire, you will find your soft furniture, like couches and chairs, will smell of smoke. This will also happen with bedding and clothes. In addition, it will get into the carpet. Not only will this cause the house to smell even more like smoke, but it can also damage the items. It is important to get all the soft goods cleaned in the house. Salvage what you can, but be sure to get rid of anything that is damaged beyond repair. Extreme Carpet & Care Restoration will clean your carpets so that they will be smoke-free and odorless.
Long-Term Health Issues
Smoke damage can also lead to long-term health issues. It can have harmful effects on those with asthma or other lung-related diseases. Even if you think it’s gone, smoke can linger after a fire. This is why it is crucial to start the restoration process immediately as soon as the flames go out. Waiting for days or weeks is too late! Call Extreme Carpet Care & Restoration as soon as possible.
While fire causes damage, smoke damage lingers, causing items in your home to deteriorate or become discolored over time. Smoke embeds itself in the soft goods of your house, like the carpets and furniture, and can cause potential health issues for residents. For more information about the smoke damage restoration process, contact us today.