Why Smoke and Smoke Damage Can Make You Choke Long after the Fire Fades

Smoke is more difficult to define than many people would likely expect. Of course, it’s the byproduct of a fire, but what that byproduct consists of varies quite significantly depending on precisely what burned. Some types of smoke, for instance, such as smoke from a candle or incense, may be pleasant in small doses. But it’s important to remember that consistent, regular exposure to smoke from a fire can have an adverse effect on your health. Mankato, MN, residents who have a smoke-impacted home may enlist the help of the smoke removal professionals at ServiceMaster of Mankato to keep their homes smelling fresh, but more importantly, safe to breathe and live in.

 

Smoke, as previously mentioned, can consist of a variety of different materials, but carbon is generally a constant. Carbon content can be dangerous to inhale because it can irritate your nose, eyes, and throat, and over time, can exacerbate underlying conditions such as allergies, asthma, and other types of breathing disorders. Smoke is also a carcinogen, meaning with enough regular exposure, soot and smoke may be a factor leading to cancer. Even if you aren’t a cigarette smoker, living in a smoky home can still put you and other occupants at risk over time.

 

It’s also important to remember that smoke can be more dangerous to people with weak or small lungs. This means children or the elderly, but it can also mean family pets. What, at first, may just seem to be an irritating residual smell to a healthy adult can be damaging to people who already have compromised or undersized lungs. Complete smoke removal mitigates these health risks and ensures that your home is once again smelling fresh and fire-free.

 

After a fire has occurred in your home, whether it was large or small, smoke removal is likely going to be necessary. During the chaos that follows a home fire, smoke damage may seem minimal compared to the other more tangible damage, but ignoring the problem for too long can allow smoke to seep deeper into the materials of your home, slowly becoming more difficult to remove. Rather than allowing smoke damage to settle into all of the nearby nooks and crannies, hire smoke removal professionals who can whisk away those carbon fibers and sooty remains.

 

If your Mankato, MN, home has experienced smoke damage from a home fire, a smoking habit, or a nearby forest or building fire, you may benefit from smoke removal services. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato’s smoke damage experts at (507) 388-6339 or by visiting our website for more information. Don’t let smoke become a stubborn member of your household; instead, call today. 

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Why Smoke and Smoke Damage Can Make You Choke Long after the Fire Fades