Long-Term Effects Of Fire Damage at Home or Work

Fires can be devastating and cause immediate destruction and loss. However, the damage from fires can be more than it appears on the surface. Damage you can see is more obvious. After the flames are extinguished, long-term effects of fire damage can hide deeper. Understanding and addressing these effects is crucial to a full restoration, recovery and prevention of further damage. The first step, as always, is to contact the professionals at PDQ Restoration.

Structural fire damage

Structural Fire Damage

One of the most important long-term effects of fire damage is the impact of structural damage to a residential or commercial property. The extreme heat from the fire can deteriorate building materials, jeopardizing the stability of the walls, floors, and foundation. This can cause structural degradation, such as cracks, sagging, or even collapse over time.

Smoke and soot damage

Smoke and Soot Odor & Residue

Smoke particles linger around even after the fire is put out. They are stubborn microscopic particles that tend to settle on furniture, surfaces, and personal belongings. Over time, the acidic nature of soot can cause corrosion and discoloration, damaging various materials. Lingering smoke odors can affect indoor air quality making the space unpleasant.

Smoke-Related Health Hazards or Risks

Fire damage affect the health
  • Potential health hazards: Fire damage can pose serious health dangers to the property's occupants. Inhaling smoke and soot particles can irritate the respiratory system and cause respiratory issues, especially in people who already have asthma or allergies.
  • Mold and  mildew growth: A fire concerns using huge amounts of water from the firefighters to extinguish it. This leads to a water damage situation. Moisture, combined with the residual heat and organic materials left behind, creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth. Mold can spread rapidly and release spores into the air, causing respiratory issues and allergic reactions.
  • Psychological or emotional effects: Seeing such blazing flames can easily disrupt one’s emotional level. The loss of personal belongings, the disruption of daily routines, and the trauma of experiencing a fire can lead to stress, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Financial or Insurance Burdens of Fire Damage

Fire damage can have consequential, long-term financial effects. Aside from the immediate costs of repairs and restoration, your property value can suffer, making a home or business difficult to sell or acquire insurance coverage in the future.

Trust PDQ Restoration For Long-term Effects of Fire Damage

Fire breakouts, no matter how big or small, have significant impact on property and lives. Grappling with fire damage restoration on your own is much to bear, and PDQ Restoration is the professional provider and partner you need for your recovery.

We'll help mitigate fire damage and water damage from flame suppression. Don't linger when the effects of fire damage are staring you in the face. Turn to our IICRC-certified technicians at 973-447-3363, and let PDQ Fire & Water Damage Restoration assist you in a difficult time. We feature:

  • Free, no-obligation estimates
  • Thorough damage inspection
  • Advanced methods and restoration plan
  • Insurance claim and billing assistance
  • Restore property to pre-loss condition
  • Committed to 24/7 response
  • Smoke and soot damage specialists

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Flanders, NJ

The PDQ team removed all the damaged sheetrock and moved contents from the basement into the garage. Severely damaged items were placed into multiple dumpsters. Wrapped the floors, foyer, walls, ceiling, boiler, water heaters, receptacles and s...

Yardley Village, NJ

PDQ secured and then proceeded to demolish the fire-ravaged garage. A generator, air scrubbers, Hydroxyl Unit, fans, and cleaning supplies were all utilized to clean out and completely dry space. Removed bed and box springs from the master bedroom an...

Short Hills, NJ

PDQ fully contained the source room of the fire. Installation of air scrubbers and hydroxyl equipment was put in to begin the cleaning process. PDQ prepared the source area for inspection by the insurance adjuster. The remaining rooms in the hom...

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