Where There’s Fire, There’s Water, There’s Mold
If you or someone you know has ever suffered through a fire, you know how bad the damage can truly be. You know that fire damage isn’t just fire damage. You’ve also got smoke damage and water damage thrown into the mix. With smoke and water damage you’ll also have the possibility of catching some health risks. For those of you who don’t know, this is just the article for you.
Fires are powerful, hot, messy, and life threatening. They can go from nothing to a whole lot of something VERY quickly, capturing all of your belongings along the way. And where there’s fire, there’s smoke. Smoke damage can effect almost everything in your home including floors, carpets, clothing, furniture, etc. It takes a lot to remove the smoky scent from all of these items. A professional restoration company would be your best bet for all the smoke damage.
When homes catch fire, there’s usually some water force to try and stop it, such as firemen or sprinklers. Depending on how bad the fire is, you may end up with a ton of water in your home. So, the fire issue is under control, but now you’ve got water damage to take your concern. Sitting water can create major issues within the home. Mold growth can begin in as little as 48 hours. That’s three times the damage that you were expecting. Good thing we have trained water damage professionals!
There are multiple health risks in a situation like this. First you’ve got the smoke. Smoke inhalation can result in serious health issues consisting of respiratory issues, burning throats, and because of all the chemicals in the air it can also be fatal. In a burning home or business, remember to stay low to the ground to avoid major smoke inhalation. Another health concern that may arise is from the possible mold. While not all mold causes health problems, there are some that do. Allergy-like symptoms are common with mold.
Calling your local restoration company is the best thing you can do in a situation like this. You will get certified professionals with good, quality work. Next time you need water, mold, or fire restoration, give us a call!