Thirdhand Smoke: Understanding Fire Damage’s Lasting Effects

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Most people have heard about the potential damage caused by breathing in firsthand and secondhand smoke, whether from a fire, cigarette, or any number of other factors. However, the effects of fire damage can linger long after the flames have been put out. Thirdhand smoke is the unseen residue left behind after a fire, which can be dangerous if inhaled.

Thirdhand Smoke: Understanding Fire Damage’s Lasting Effects

If your home has suffered from fire damage, the small particles of thirdhand smoke may still be on your carpet, walls, furniture, or even your children’s toys. Without proper cleaning, these particles can go deep into your body and cause lasting damage to your lungs. If you have a child, these particles can be even more dangerous. Children are much closer to many of the surfaces in your home and often put items in their mouths, making them more susceptible to the effects of thirdhand smoke.

Getting rid of thirdhand smoke residue is no easy task. Normal cleaning methods are not enough to fully clean your home after a fire. It may even be necessary to replace some of the surfaces in your home, like new carpets and furniture.

At Davie Property Restoration, we know how devastating fire damage can be. That’s why we’re here to help you and your family rebuild after a disaster. We have access to special cleaning materials and have extensive experience with fire damage repair. If you have been affected by a fire, contact us today to eliminate this health risk.