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Smoke and Soot Remediation Can Protect Your Health

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

Soot particles are microscopic. Soot particles are microscopic in size, and even smaller than a particle of dust. This can pose problems for public health when breathed in.

One of the most difficult situations for people is dealing with the aftermath of a fire.  No matter the size, a fire inside your property, whether it’s a home or a business, can be traumatic and pose dangers to health sometimes unseen.  Here at SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston & Dorchester County we have highly trained technicians who understand the significance of smoke and soot in your property and why it is so important to remediate the problem right away. 

Smoke, and specifically soot, can pose a lot of harm to public health.  The main issue is caused by the microscopic size of the soot particles.  Soot is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels and chemicals, which can come in a wide variety when you consider what may burn inside a home or business, it’s not just wood burning, there can also be harmful chemicals from plastics and other building materials.  Those particles can penetrate deep into the lung tissue and have been known to cause a variety of health issues including asthma, bronchitis, heart attacks, stroke, and even can cause cancer or premature death.  It’s safe to say you do not want to breathing in soot particles at all.

 Soot is released into the environment in a number of ways.  Soot can come as a liquid, solid or a gas.  Most soot is released into the air in small particles or liquid droplets, landing on everything and also staying within the air.  If you can smell it, it’s in the air.  Our technicians work quickly to clean and wipe down all surfaces to help remediate the damage from smoke and soot.  We also set up equipment that helps scrub the air of the tiny soot particles.  It is very important to clean even what you cannot see, because those particles can cause the biggest problems when they are breathed into our lungs.

We are the experts on fire restoration and we understand the process to assuring your property is cleaned and remediated correctly.  When it comes to smoke and soot you want to be sure you don’t have an issue that will persist if it isn’t handled professionally the first time, preventing health issues is the number one reason you want to restore your property after a fire. 

If your property has been damaged by fire, smoke or soot, please call us right away for an assessment at 843-552-1226.  At SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston & Dorchester County we are ready to handle any disaster! 

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