What Are Airborne Concerns in Fire-Damaged Homes?
Mitigation should begin as soon as possible after a fire in Fair Haven homes, and the fast response of our SERVPRO team can help.
After a fire in your Fair Haven home, professional mitigation seeks to reduce loss and ultimate costs for the customer. Our SERVPRO team can work quickly to manage the situation with containment protocols and remove pressing safety and health concerns from the property to begin restoration actions.
Among the chief concerns of fire damage in Fair Haven properties are airborne contaminants and health threats. Addressing particles and particulates left behind from combustion and extinguishment can be vital in making the property safer for occupants and our responding technicians. Some of these circulating threats include:
- Soot – Soot is among the most hazardous of airborne and stationary byproducts of combustion. These potential carcinogens can directly impact those exposed, so our SERVPRO team utilizes filtration efforts to remove these particles from the environment.
- Smoke/Ash – Smoke and ash particles can create a residue on surfaces and stain materials hosting these layers.
- Odors – Burning odors and smoke scents can move quickly throughout the property, beginning at the ignition point and using channels like structural openings and the HVAC system to spread.
- Contaminants/Toxins – A lesser-considered obstacle for responding technicians is the combustion of toxic materials and products that can also become a threatening condition for the house.
Can the HVAC System Become Damaged by Spreading Soot?
Because of the magnetism of soot particles, sheet metal used in your home's ductwork can attract ionized soot into the system. While this can distribute soot and smoke to new areas of the property, much of it can also remain attached to the inner walls of the HVAC network itself.
We have a fast and reliable response to manage fire loss effects in your home. Whenever these disasters occur, count on our SERVPRO of Eatontown / Long Branch team. Give us a call today at (732) 391-6141.