Monday, October 24, 2016

Fire Damage Santa Rosa Beach - Here's Why Smoke Lingers After a Fire

By Jeffrey Jones

24 Oct. 2016

Fire emergencies come with loads of devastation, especially if the event produced a large amount of soot and smoke. Both are not only harmful to the structure of and possessions within your home but they are also detrimental to the health of humans and animals.

Homeowners who have experienced fire damage in Santa Rosa Beach are often surprised to find that flames aren't the only thing that can ruin their houses. The smoke and soot that's left behind can be a tough problem to tackle, and it's important to understand why.

Tiny Particles 

When gathered in large numbers, smoke particles produce highly visible and unsightly soot. However, the amount that you can see doesn't match the number of particles that go unnoticed because of their small size. Fire damage of any type produces soot, which is pervasive and has the ability to cause problems in a home well after a fire emergency is over. Our goal is to eliminate these particles and prevent future damage to your home.

Porous Surfaces 

Though most surfaces within a home look solid, such as tables, walls, ceilings, and cabinetry, the majority are porous. This porosity is what allows soot and smoke that results from fire damage to destroy paint, fixtures, and end up all around your house. It's also why the odor of smoke is able to penetrate your furniture and walls. SERVPRO takes care to ensure the surfaces around your home are thoroughly cleaned and free of soot.

Indoor Air 

The air within your home provides the perfect environment for smoke and soot particles to linger and hang around long after the flames are gone, especially when it's humid. Breathing that in isn't good for your family's health, and these airborne particles can also stain fabrics and surfaces. SERVPRO technicians have specialized equipment that will ensure the air inside your home is cleansed of smoke and soot, so you can truly breathe easier.

The team at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington are experts at eliminating smoke and fire damage, and we'll work to get your home back in order as quickly as possible. To receive a quote or obtain more information about our fire damage restoration services, call us at (850) 267-0746.

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