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Dangers of Not Treating Smoke Damage
Dangers of Not Treating Smoke Damage

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Dangers of Not Treating Smoke Damage
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Dangers of Not Treating Smoke Damage

Everyone understands the dangers of fire and smoke damage. They can bring down large structures in a matter of time while wreaking havoc on your respiratory system if you are exposed to the smoke for a prolonged period of time. Obviously, it is best to act quickly to salvage whatever property you can from the fire. However, once the fire and smoke have settled down, you will be left with the remaining fire and smoke damage. If left untreated, this damage can continue to tear away at your property. Therefore, it is important to hire a professional like Tidal Wave Response to handle the smoke damage as soon as possible.

Waiting Can Increase Restoration Costs

It is important to deal with smoke damage quickly because smoke continues to eat away at materials much like acid can. Particles can sneak into cracks and crevices, where they go undetected except for the lingering smell of smoke that can last for months. These odors can be persistent and difficult to neutralize as the smoke and soot begin to infiltrate layer after layer of your property. Postponing the treatment process results in the process being harder and more time consuming to perform, making the restoration costs more expensive.

Threat to Your Respiratory System

Smoke and soot are more than just unpleasantly smelly and unsightly. The dangers of inhaling or ingesting these can range depending on what materials were burned. Needless to say, modern homes contain a wide variety of chemicals within plastics, synthetic fibers, and other manufactured materials. Because airborne soot is practically invisible, you are likely to be exposed to it without knowing it. Once soot enters your body, the effects can range from respiratory issues, shortness of breath, and asthma to bronchitis, heart attack, and cancer. Please do not take smoke damage lightly. Call the professionals at Tidal Wave Response as soon as possible so we can have your property in a livable condition in no time.

Permanent Damage

As mentioned earlier, soot deposits can linger and fall through cracks and porous materials. The smoke and soot can eat away at your property over a period of time and permanently damage your property. Some materials such as synthetic fibers and porous items should be treated within minutes. Other components of your building such as painted walls and floors need to be addressed within a few days lest you risk them being permanently stained. Further, metal surfaces can rust and corrode. In short, the best action to take is immediate action. Waiting can increase the cost of the treatment in addition to the cost of replacing your damaged items.

Call the Professionals As Soon As Possible

Tidal Wave Response is a professional company with years of experience. We are proud to say we have response times of under 30 minutes because we know how urgent your situation is if you are calling us. Call us today for upfront pricing and free estimates. We are available 24/7 and bill your insurance directly. Why wait? Call now to get started!