We frequently talk about safety in the home but, even though we may take every safety precaution we can, accidents can still occur. For example, fires in the home are a huge risk. It could be that a fire is small and put out quite quickly. But, what type of damage can we expect to find after there has been a fire in our home?
While we would assume that the most obvious amount of damage would result from the fire itself, this may not always be the case. What other damage comes from a fire?
Smoke damage. Even though a fire may be quite small, the resulting smoke can get everywhere and cause damage to a much larger area than just the location of the fire itself. Wall and ceilings will all give evidence of smoke damage. Its important to take care of this as it can cause all kinds of health issues such as respiratory problems.
Water damage. Putting out a fire is a priority, so naturally, fire fighters will do this by whatever means necessary. This usually means a lot of damage is caused by water used to extinguish the blaze. If damage from water is not dealt with in the correct way, all kinds of problems can arise later on. For example, mold can very quickly start to form and become a serious problem.
Caustic, harmful substances could be left over from a fire and, while not visible, can be a real health risk.
Yes, as we can see, there are more damaging effects from a fire than just the fire itself. It’s important to take care of these things quickly to avoid an unhealthy environment that is unsafe for the household.