What are the health risks of
living with untreated smoke damage?
Smoke damage is not only unpleasant when it first occurs, but it can also pose health risks if left untreated. Some of the most common ways untreated damage can impact your health are below.
Even after smoke has disappeared, soot and other particles remain in furniture, walls, carpet, and more, which can all lead to breathing difficulties. Inhaling what is left behind can lead to sinus problems, lung problems, and other respiratory issues.
Smoke residue and soot can also be skin irritants and cause skin damage. initial signs include irritation and drying to the skin, which can’t be combated with lotion. In certain cases, these problems can become more severe and need medical attention.
Smoke and soot particles that are left untreated have potential to irritate and impair the eyes, causing itchiness, redness, and wateriness. The damage caused by smoke, even when you cannot see it, can irritate, and even damage your eyes over time. Any signs of eye irritation should be addressed immediately by a doctor.
The only way to ensure that smoke damage has been properly treated is to have a professional company clean after the incident.
If fire damage impacts your business or home, our team is available 24/7/365 to help assess the damage and create a plan to restore your property.