In 2017, fires were responsible for over $23 billion dollars of property damage. Nearly half of the people who die from fires die from smoke damage. Since smoke is a harmful mix of particles and gases, inhalation can cause inflammation in the lungs and airways, blocking oxygen transfer.
Fortunately, most people won’t have to respond to a tragic house fire in their lifetime, however, many people experience minor fire and smoke damage that can cause long lasting health issues. Read on for more information about how fire damage restoration in Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley can help you reduce risk.
Asthma is a disease caused by inflammation of airways to the lungs. Poor air quality aggravates this condition. Of course, poor air quality from smoke and fire damage affect everyone, but some groups are especially at risk. If you are an older adult, a person with diabetes, a pregnant woman, or a person with heart disease, prolonged exposure to fire and smoke damage can be especially harmful.
If you’ve ever been by a campfire when the wind is blowing the wrong direction, you know this feeling all too well. For several days and even weeks after a fire, you’ll notice that your eyes are irritated. Watery, uncomfortable, itchy red eyes are a result of soot and smoke damage that hasn’t been taken care of. Even after the actual flames have been put out, the effects still remain.
Unknown to many people, smoke can hide between the pages of a book, inside an old piano, and deep in the fibers of rugs and carpets. Smoke doesn’t like to leave easily. That’s why it’s best to consult a professional fire damage restoration company to make sure that these health effects have no chance of bothering you.
Yes, smoke and fire damage can even affect your skin. Skin needs a clean environment to thrive. A house riddled with damage can’t provide that clean environment, so skin suffers. When skin is exposed to particles in the air, it tends to become dry and flaky. Since it’s caused by external factors, lotion doesn’t do much to moisturize. To avoid these problems, it’s important to get fire damage restoration services immediately.
Dealing with fire and smoke damage can be a frustrating process. Since smoke likes to cling to everything it touches, basic at-home smoke removal methods are rarely effective. Call the fire damage restoration experts at TCM Restoration today to get help with any smoke and fire damage concerns.