A ServiceMaster branded van next to smoke damage restoration equipment in the driveway of a home

Smoke Damage

Even a small fire can do a devastating amount of smoke damage to your Boston home or business. What many people are surprised to learn is that it’s not necessarily the active burning flames that are responsible for the worst damage. Smoke damage can permeate the entire home, causing damage far beyond the area where the actual fire occurred.

Here’s what you need to know about smoke damage.  Smoke damage is bad for your health and the health of your family.  House fires are what are called complex fires, which means that there are many types of surfaces that get burnt up. Some of these surfaces are organic in nature – wooden tables, woolen sweaters, etc – but some of these surfaces are made of synthetic, inorganic compounds. When these items burn up, the smoke they release contains many, many chemicals that are bad for your health. Some of these chemicals can trigger allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and are even thought to contribute to cancer! These chemicals can linger anywhere the smoke has touched: in the carpet, on walls and ceilings, in your upholstered furniture, and more.

That doesn’t mean you have to throw everything away or move after a fire! Boston fire clean up services specialize in alleviating the effects of smoke damage.  At ServiceMaster South Shore, we have the specialized tools and proprietary technology necessary to remove the grimy appearance, nasty smell, and health-damaging chemicals associated with smoke damage. Restoring your home to the way it was before the fire is important for your family’s physical health and emotional well-being.

The trick to successfully getting rid of smoke damage is acting quickly. Even after the fire has been put out, the chemicals in the smoke continue reacting with every surface they touch. The longer they’re in place, the worth the damage becomes. Calling in your Boston disaster response team promptly allows them to stop those chemical reactions in their tracks, arresting the progress of the smoke damage.