Have you wondered if the smoke generated from burning waste materials, vehicles, or incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials can harm more than fire?
The answer is yes. Smoke and soot can negatively impact your health and create havoc in a place by damaging items and slowly but effectively contaminating the entire area with an unpleasant odor.
But What is Considered Smoke Damage?
When smoke starts damaging the structure of your property physically, it is considered smoke damage.
Smoke affects materials like wood and clothing and even erodes metal. Smoke damage can cause physical as well as structural damage. Due to the smoke, the air quality worsens, resulting in severe health illnesses.
Different types of smoke, such as dry smoke, wet smoke, protein smoke, and fuel smoke, can affect your home after fire damage, and all of them can impact your health by causing lung and skin problems.
Fortunately, you can minimize the smoke damage to your property by hiring professional smoke damage restoration services. Professionals use modern equipment and effective cleaning methods to clean smoke damage from your property and restore it to normal.
How can you Identify the Aftereffects of Smoke Damage?
Now you know what is considered smoke damage. But after suffering from smoke damage, you can see its effects on your health through coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, and you can also see your property deteriorating slowly. So be alert and take cautious steps to save your health and property. This damage may sometimes be invisible, but if it is not, then take the help of your eye to identify it.
How to Clean the Property after Smoke Damage?
To clean your property after smoke damage, do the following;
- First, mix the mild soap or any detergent, or you can also use a mixture of 4 to 6 tbsp tri-sodium phosphate and 1 cup household cleaner and then mix it with warm water.
- After making this effective mixture, apply it on the affected smoke damage area but ensure that you are wearing rubber gloves during this process.
- After cleaning the surface with the mixture, cleanse it using warm water.
How to Clean the Electronics After Smoke Damage?
You can repair electronics after smoke damage by following these steps.
- Turn off the electricity supply of your house and then move further with the next steps.
- Take a mushy cloth to wipe out all the soot through the exterior part of the affected gadgets.
But remember, if the electronic device suffers heavy smoke damage, take it to the professionals for repairs.
Can Smoke Damage Occur Without the Fire?
Smoke damage may also occur without a fire due to fuel residue, which can affect the odor of the area and damage the furniture. Improper working of your chimney or dryer vent can also lead to smoke damage. Therefore, you should be careful when burning fuel. And maintain your chimneys and dryer vents to avoid smoke damage.