Two Major Fire Damage Risks To Know For Restoration Purposes 

fire damage restoration hamilton, fire damage hamilton, fire damage repair hamiltonOne of the scariest things about house fires is that there are still a lot of dangers even after the flames have been put out. When a fire damages your home in Hamilton, there are 2 major risk factors you need to be aware of.

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  1. The byproducts of smoke and soot left behind pose some serious toxic threats to your health. Many times that burn in a fire do not burn ‘clean,’ meaning that harmful chemicals are released upon combustion. Because some of these chemicals become extremely dangerous when burned, your health (and the health of everyone in the home) is at major risk if the fire damage is not restored correctly. Some everyday items that may release dangerous byproducts when burned in a fire include:
  • Wood products
  • Fabrics
  • Plastics
  • Carpets
  • Wool
  • Foams
  • Materials that contain asbestos

Because smoke can linger for several weeks following a fire if not properly handled, the health risks can be a threat for extended amounts of time. Breathing in smoke is bad for your lungs, heart, and brain. When inhaled, the byproducts of smoke and soot can cause many different health symptoms including, but not limited to;

  • Coughing 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Exposure to these byproducts can also cause irritation to the eyes and skin. When attempting to wipe soot off of surfaces, you risk exposing yourself to these irritants. Lingering soot and ash can also hold heat for a long amount of time so they can pose risk of burns. Eyes are extremely sensitive to smoke and soot, and redness, watering, and itchiness are common side effects of exposure. To sum it all up, there are so many health threats that follow a fire, and without the proper training, protective equipment, and techniques, you can risk exposing yourself to unnecessary threats when attempting fire damage restoration.

  1. Along with health dangers following a fire, you have to be careful with structural damage. The structural integrity of your home is greatly compromised following a fire. You should never attempt to re enter your home until it has been deemed safe by a professional inspector. The risk of falling structures, failing floorboards, weak walls, and even electrical and water hazards are just too great. Professional fire damage restoration companies are trained and experienced in building safety, and have the right equipment to ensure that they are prepared for any damages that may still occur after the fire. Our fire damage restoration experts will be able to safely perform the necessary structural repairs and rebuild necessary to ensure the integrity of your home is restored. 

In summary, you need to let the professionals at Five Valleys Restoration handle all the fire damage restoration on your home. There are just too many things that can cause physical harm to you, and  our family, when you attempt to do it in your home. The best way to ensure optimal results for your home is to trust it to those who are trained and experienced in fire damage restoration. We know the dangers, stress, and devastation that come with house fires, and we are here to help keep you safe and restore your home.

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