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What Are the Health Risks of Living With Smoke Damage?

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

What Are the Health Risks of Living With Smoke Damage?

Not only is living with smoke damage uncomfortable, but it also carries risks associated to your overall health. Being aware of the risks may persuade you to professionally clean up your home or office after fire or smoke damage.

Respiratory Issues
One of the main health risks involves breathing. Even the smoke is not visible anymore, the smokes harmful effects linger on walls, furniture, carpet and other places in your home. Every time you enter the smoke damaged area of your home you could be inhaling soot and other particles left behind after a fire. This could cause sinus issues, lung problems and worst which could effect your health down the road.

Skin Issues
Smoke and soot residue is also known to be a skin irritant and could possibly damage skin. They can cause severe irritation and drying not treatable with lotion. Washed fabric and clothes after a fire can still hold remnants of some that can continue to irritate your skin and cause discomfort.

Eye Irritation
Smoke and soot can also cause itchy, red, watery eyes that are never comfortable. Smoke damage, even when you cannot see it, can cause irritation and even damage to your eyes after a prolonged amount of time. If you are noticing any signs of eye irritation, consult with a doctor and have your property mitigated immediately.

Smoke damage can cause a wide range of issues and as such it is best to have this damage cleaned up as soon as it happens. Cleaning up smoke damage by professionals is the quickest way to avoid any health issues down the road.

SERVPRO of West Palm Beach is full-service fire, mold, and water restoration company. We offer immediate response to residential, commercial, industrial, and commercial property owners and offer immediate assistance to properties that have experienced unexpected natural disasters such as smoke, mold or water damage. Give us a call at (561)795-5410 if you have fire damage in your home or office.

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