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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The Danger of Smoke Damage

his commercial building suffered a fire loss due to electrical problems.

Smoke damage can be overlooked, but it’s more prevalent than you’d think. Once you take a minute to observe the photos above, it’s evident that there’s more to a fire loss than soot and ash.

For one, space where the fire occurred smells much stronger than any bonfire you may have been to in the past. Not only that, but the smell of smoke can remain long after the fire occurred. For this reason alone, we highly recommend people receive professional help from SERVPRO of Black Hawk County in any fire loss. If the smell of smoke remains, it can actually impact the selling price of your home or business when you go to sell it.

Another burden of smoke damage is the discoloration. In the photos, you can see the walls have turned black due to excessive smoke.

As you have probably guessed, smoke damage is also bad for your health. Coughing is only the start, with respiratory problems to follow.

If you experience any smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Black Hawk County right away. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”