Why You Need A Professional For Smoke Damage
The smoke released by any type of fire (forest, brush, crop, structure, tires, waste or wood burning) is a mixture of particles and chemicals produced by incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials. All smoke contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and particulate matter. Smoke can contain many different chemicals, including aldehydes, acid gases, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, styrene, metals and dioxins. The type and amount of particles and chemicals in smoke varies depending on what is burning, how much oxygen is available, and the burn temperature.
Who Does It Affect?
Exposure to high levels of smoke should be avoided. Individuals are advised to limit their physical exertion if exposure to high levels of smoke cannot be avoided. Individuals with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions (e.g., asthma), fetuses, infants, young children, and the elderly may be more vulnerable to the health effects of smoke exposure.
What Can Happen If Exposed To Smoke?
Inhaling smoke for a short time can cause immediate (acute) effects. Smoke is irritating to the eyes, nose, and throat, and its odor may be nauseating. Studies have shown that some people exposed to heavy smoke have temporary changes in lung function, which makes breathing more difficult. Two of the major agents in smoke that can cause health effects are carbon monoxide gas and very small particles. These particles are two and one half microns or less in size and individual particles are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
How HiCaliber Can Help
HiCaliber addresses the issues caused by smoke damage, in addition to many other fire-related services, such as air-duct cleaning, board-ups, content cleaning, drapery cleaning, electronic restoration, emergency water extraction, furniture restoration, odor removal, pack outs and storage, professional garment cleaning, and truck-mounted cleaning services for carpets, tile and hardwood.
We are fully staffed and equipped to handle the complete restoration process from start to finish. HiCaliber’s skilled professionals have many years of experience with restoration work, and provide above industry-standard customer service. Rest assured knowing that HiCaliber cares. We are committed to excellence on every job we perform, and your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Give us the chance to prove our excellent skills and customer service guarantee when you’re in need of restoration work from a fire or smoke damage.
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