Fire and Smoke Damage after building fires brings a unique set of challenges – both emotional and practical.
In this article we are not going to touch on the emotional pain caused by any fire. Will focus on some practical aspects of dealing with fire and smoke damage.
When a building is ravaged by fire different types of materials burn at the same time – plastics, paint, paper, wood, fibers and so on. When they burn they generate a thick smoke with a very heavy odor. The smoke is frequently filled with oily soot and it spreads around the building.
When firefighters extinguish the fire they use water. The water dissolves a lot of the soot and carries it along with other byproducts throughout the building penetrating porous materials such as drywall, brick, plaster, stone, tile and wood. That amplifies the fire and smoke damage.