Effects of Smoke Damage in the Home

Fire damage is about more than the immediate material damage. Yes – that damage is important and it’s something that needs to be addressed. However, the long-term effects of smoke damage in the home is often overlooked. In the post-fire aftermath, smoke and soot invariably linger. This can cause everything from future material damage to the most unpleasant of odors. By rapidly dealing with the effects of smoke damage, you can avoid these serious, expensive and stress-filled consequences.

At 1st Response Restoration, we have assisted homeowners throughout Las Vegas with fire, smoke and soot damage. Our services include:

  • Contents pack-out/pack-back
  • Complete smoke damage cleaning
  • Soot damage restoration and cleaning
  • Professional deodorization

Check out our smoke damage services page for more information.

Smoke and Soot Damage

Experiencing a fire in the home, whether small or large, can have enormous psychological consequences. The trauma may come from many sources – from the risk of life, to the material damage (often damage to sentimental items) that come with fires. However, the effects of smoke and soot damage in the home is a long-term consequence – something that requires immediate restoration, cleaning and deodorization.

Smoke odors is one such consequence. For some homeowners, this can trigger unpleasant health effects such as an allergic reaction or breathing difficulties. Some people also experience headaches. Eliminating these odors yourself can be a challenging task. At 1st Response Restoration, our professional team of technicians use the very latest, state-of-the-art equipment to help eliminate these odors fast, complete and effectively.

Soot can impregnate many parts of the home – from the ceiling and floor, to walls and furniture. Soot damage restoration, then, requires an intense program that removes soot particles from every part of your home. For example, it’s common to use ozone or hydroxyl treatment to neutralize any lasting odor.

Because ozone is used, any living entity – whether human or animal – cannot be present in the home during treatment. This is because ozone displaces oxygen molecules in the air, helping to chelate the chemistry that comes with smoke odors. That is why our smoke restoration services can only be implemented under the highest safety standards. If you are based in Las Vegas and have experienced fire, smoke or soot damage, our experienced team of technicians can help you.

Final thoughts

Smoke damage cleaning is about reducing further damage to your home. This damage can be in the form of material damage, of odors caused by soot particles, or by the emotional trauma associated with fire, smoke and soot damage. It’s important you contact a smoke damage restoration team as soon as possible. This gives you the opportunity to reduce damage as much as possible.

If you would like to receive a free consultation, our team of Las Vegas smoke damage services team are here to help. Contact us today for more information.