Every year, thousands of home owners are affected by a home fire. When a fire occurs, smoke is a major contributor to death or health issues. Smoke inhalation can cause breathing issues as well as death due to the harmful mix of particles and gases in the smoke. When a fire affects your home, fire damage restoration is essential. If your White Bear Lake, MN, home is not treated correctly, you and your family may face serious respiratory health risks such as the following.
Once the fire has been put out, smoke damage remains on the scene. The lingering smoke can be harmful to your health, especially if you or someone in your family has asthma. Asthma is a condition that causes inflammation of the airways that lead to the lungs. Breathing can be difficult when asthma strikes, and asthma is greatly affected by any soot and smoke remaining in the home after a fire.
Carpeting and furniture as well as the walls of your home can hold on to particulate matter, which can then get into your lungs and cause damage. Smoke contains a mix of toxins such as carbon monoxide, soot, and carbon dioxide that can negatively affect your lungs. Without proper smoke cleanup via our fire damage restoration services in White Bear Lake, MN, anyone who has asthma can be affected by having trouble breathing or even experiencing life-threatening asthma attacks.
Another serious medical condition that can be caused by smoke inhalation is emphysema. Individuals who live or work in environments that are contaminated by smoke can be subject to this disease in which the small air sacs of the lungs are damaged. As the air sacs are destroyed, the lungs are unable to absorb oxygen correctly, which makes it hard for the person to breathe. This condition does not have a cure, so it is essential to remove any air pollutant, such as smoke from a fire, from the home. With our fire damage restoration services, we can ensure smoke and soot do not remain in your White Bear Lake, MN, home so that you and your family members can avoid dealing with emphysema.
If your home is affected by fire, never hesitate to call us. We can be reached via telephone at (651) 644-3531, and will arrive as quickly as possible to assess the damage from the flames and to ensure that all soot and smoke is removed.