Smoke Damage Dangers & Risks
Perhaps the most considerable risk associated with smoke damage after a fire is the respiratory issues that occur. The smoke particles will not be visible. You won’t know which room to actively avoid. As such, it’s best not to enter the property at all. Instead, let the experts handle the damage, as they have proper safety equipment available.
Each time you enter the property, you’ll inhale soot and smoke particles left behind. These particles enter your lungs, stick to the outside walls, and create sinus troubles, lung disease, and many long-term conditions that could compromise your health.
Many of us will brush off skin-related issues. After all, most can be resolved with moisturizer or medicated lotions. However, smoke irritation cannot. Your household lotions will not suffice when it comes to the burns, skin irritation, and dryness caused by smoke and soot.
Even worse, the fabrics of your furniture and clothing will hold all of that soot in and worsen your skin issues over time.
Like with your exposed skin, smoke and soot particles lead to intense eye irritation. The more you are exposed, the worse the irritation. Then, it’s human nature to rub at the irritation to try and clear our eyes. Well, rubbing makes the situation far worse. You’ll experience swelling, redness, and tearing.
As you can quite clearly see, the aftermath of a house fire does not end when the flames are extinguished. In fact, much of the damage and problems are just beginning. It’s best to hire a local restoration company, with their advanced restoration equipment and personal protective gear, to eliminate smoke and soot from the house entirely.