The Aftermath Of Fires – Damage That Follows

fire damage restoration warren, fire damage cleanup warren, fire damage repair warrenFew disasters are more devastating than fires in your home. After the flames have been extinguished, damages and threats still linger. In an attempt to get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible, many homeowners in Sterling Heights, MI may attempt to begin cleanup after fire damage on their own – but we at Maxwell Building Services know that can be a costly mistake. 

Sometimes the extent of the damage following a fire is not always apparent. Any area of the home that was exposed to the heat and destruction of the flames is inherently dangerous. Unstable structural integrity puts you and anyone else in the vicinity at risk. Falling materials and collapse are very common following a fire, and there are many other hazards present after a fire. You should never attempt to re-enter a fire-damaged building until it has been deemed safe to do so by a professional. Once inside, it is important to be aware of other potential hazards.

Fire Damage And Health Hazards

Did you know that smoke, soot, and ash debris can be just as harmful as the flames that produced them? Direct contact with or inhalation of byproducts from burning fires is extremely dangerous to your health. Microscopic airborne particles from soot and ash contaminate the air, unseen by the naked eye. When these particles and remnants are disturbed by walking in the area, attempting to wipe down surfaces, or any other action that disrupts leftover particles, they are sent flying into and around the air making it very unsafe to breathe. Direct contact with your skin can also be dangerous and cause physical harm. In fact, exposure to smoke, soot, and ash can cause many different symptoms like:

  • Irritation to eyes, nose, ears, and throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Skin irritation and rashes

Exposure to these harmful byproducts of a fire should be avoided at all costs, so any attempt to clean up after fire damage should not be done alone. Don’t worry – this is where the team at Maxwell Building Services comes in.

Professional Fire Damage Cleanup In Sterling Heights, MI

With the proper safety equipment, training, experience, and techniques, professional fire damage cleanup technicians are able to safely remove ash, smoke, soot, and other debris following a fire. Because fire damage cleanup is a complex process, you should rely on the skills of those who know what to do and how to do it. Trying to round up the right equipment and supplies to adequately clean up and restore your home after it has been devastated by a fire can be difficult, not to mention time-consuming. Time is so important in mitigating further damage, and in getting your life back to normal, so the longer it takes to clean up after a fire, the more damage your property will sustain. Trying to clean up after a fire by yourself increases the risk of further damage to your home, your belongings, and even your health.

When you call Maxwell Building Services, we have everything we need to successfully clean and restore your home, all while mitigating any further damage and keeping you and your loved ones safe from any harmful byproducts of the fire. We will not only respond to any emergency as soon as we can, but we have the time and personnel necessary to dedicate to the project and ensure your home is cleaned and restored as quickly as possible.