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Fire losses are devastating to a home or business. In addition to the flames and smoke, toxic chemicals are released that can cause extensive unseen damage.
The heat from the fire can cause structural damage, while the smoke can discolor and damage materials throughout the home. Smoke can also contain harmful chemicals that can be dangerous to breathe in.
The severity of the damage will depend on the size and intensity of the fire, but in general, porous materials, such as wood, drywall, and carpet are more likely to be damaged by smoke than non-porous materials like metal and glass.
Smoke can also cause invisible damage, caused by the chemicals in the smoke which react with these materials and cause them to break down over time.
- Soot and ash on surfaces
- Discolored or stained walls, ceilings, and furniture
- A lingering smell of smoke
- Damage to electrical wiring
- Water damage from fire hoses