Fire Damage Restoration Health Hazards

As Summer approaches, we move closer to an unknown time in all of our lives in the United States, and in the world.  While so many of our friends, family members, and neighbors face health risks  during this strange time, it’s important that we do what we can to protect them.

While we may be doing what we can to protect their bodies, their homes may still be at risk.  After all, we may be leaving flu season, but we are entering fire season. Home fire damage can be very serious, and knowing what to do and how to handle it is very important. From the professionals at Faithful Cleaning in Billings, here are a few things you should always keep in mind when dealing wiht the aftermath of a fire.

Fire Damage Restoration Health Hazards

Breathing in smoke is obviously already a serious health hazard.  But when you’re in the age group where you’re over 2.7 times more likely to die due to fire or fire damage-related health conditions, smoke is a huge issue.  Those over the age of 60 are more likely to have respiratory complications, such as asthma, shortness of breath, emphysema, bronchitis, or other conditions which may require supplied oxygen. Additionally, those who smoke tobacco products increase their chances of contracting a respiratory illness. Pair this with any sort of breathing obstruction, and the odds are against you. 

Smoke Odor And Soot

The aftermath of a fire can sometimes pose more of a threat than the fire did. For example, fire damage restoration involves cleaning up lingering smoke, soot, and unpleasant odors. These elements of a fire often affect a home much further than the flames. If immediate fire damage restoration is not handled by a professional fire damage restoration company, the damage will spread, creating a bigger hazard and making the restoration process more difficult.

Because smoke odor and soot are not as actively formidable as a fire, they may be forgotten or brushed aside as an unlucky, but manageable effect of the damage.  But living in a home with air tainted with smoke, soot, and caustic chemicals from materials such as paint, has been linked to a myriad of life-long, and life-ending consequences. Skin damage, eye damage, cancer, and stroke have all been linked to fire and fire damage negative health aspects. Thankfully, there are fire damage restoration teams that can work diligently to potentially lessen the chances of any of these ramifications happening to your loved ones.

Fire Damage Restoration In Billings

Locally owned Faithful Disaster Restoration here in Billings, Montana is a cleaning and restoration team that is a full-service certified disaster recovery general contractor.  Their expert fire remediation can include anything from structural cleaning, to fogging and o zoning, to total reconstruction. Faithful Disaster provides an easily-accessible phone number and e-mail for regular communication and basic fire damage restoration needs.  They also offer 24 hour emergency service (for those not-so-regular fire damage restoration needs), and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Times are very unsure right now, but one thing you can be sure of is that Faithful will do what they can to protect your loved ones from fire damage.