House fires can cause severe damage to home interiors. Unfortunately, many of these damages continue to impact the home long after the fire has been put out. This overview of common fire cleanup issues show homeowners why flames are only half of the problem.
- Toxic Smoke: House fires release thick billows of dark and dangerous smoke directly into your home. During the house fire, this smoke limits visibility and increases suffocation risks. Safety experts recommend that families stay low to the ground when escaping a house fire. After the house fire has been extinguished, homeowners will still have to deal with smoke’s after-effects. Smoke leaves visible soot stains on home walls, ceilings, and furniture, and releases toxic fumes from building materials—homeowners will need to count on a professional fire clean-up team to address these issues.
- Structural Weakness: House fires begin to break down your home’s interior immediately. In fact, collapsing debris is a serious risk for families escaping a blaze. The intense heat of a house fire can also do serious damage to support walls and structural beams in your home. Over time, this damage can compound and lead to a dangerously unstable home. Be sure to work with a home remediation team to confirm the safety of your household after a fire.
- Water Remediation: The fire department uses pressurized streams of water to combat house fires and save homes. Unfortunately, this high-pressure water can cause impact and moisture damage throughout the home, leading to rot and mold. Remember to include water remediation in your family disaster budget.
Get in touch with Daso Cleaning & Restoration today at (718) 893-0252. Our fire and water damage remediation process will help get your home back into top shape. Visit our website for more details about our restoration services.