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

Recently Completed Jobs

See All

Morristown, NJ

PDQ documented the source and immediately began to clean up. Contents were boxed and thrown away that were too badly damaged and other contents were cleaned in place. All surfaces were then wiped down with a disinfectant. Work did not stop until no s...

Mendham, NJ

PDQ came in and immediately documented the source and all areas of the house that were showing soot with the use of soot sponges. Next, a professional cleaning team was brought in to clean the entirety of Liam's house making sure to leave all surface...

Madison, NJ

PDQ came to the scene and documented the source along with all affected rooms and areas. Destroyed contents was boxed and removed. Other contents was cleaned in place and boxed and moved into one room. A professional cleaning team cleaned and disinfe...

Our customers love us!

See All

4.97 out of 227 reviews

Morganville, NJ

Posted on Google

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I used PDQ for fire damage that we had in our house. Cheryl and her crew were so amazing to work with and got the job done quickly and professionally. Cheryl was always in contac...

Montville, NJ

Posted on Google

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Highly recommended PDQ Fire & Water Damage Restoration if you ever have the need. They arrived 2 hours after our fire last night and within an hour or so had already sealed the ...

Boonton, NJ

Posted on Google

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value They were quick, efficient, and did a fantastic job. Cheryl was always in communication with us and so kind and knowledgeable. They made my apartment look even better than it d...

Other pages you may be interested in...

When you need structural fire damage restoration services for your home or business in New Jersey or other locations in our service region, don't forget to contact us.

If you need to restore dryer fires, contact PDQ Fire & Water Damage Restoration today in New Jersey. Know how to prevent dryer fires.

PDQ Fire & Water Damage Restoration offers air duct vent cleaning as part of extensive fire damage restoration services in New Jersey.